## PHYS 301 Electricity and
Magnetism

**Fall Semester 2017**

**Dr. Gregory W. Clark**

Department of Physics

Office: SCIC112, Phone: 982 - 5071

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**Course Syllabus
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****Laboratory Information
Things to know for exam 1
Things to know for exam 2**

**Useful E&M Links**

**Homework assignments:**

*** HW 6 **
[Due: F, 22 Sept 2017]

- Read: Griffiths 1.5 - 1.6 and 2.1; listen to Pencast00 and PenCast 01 [on Canvas]
- Work Griffiths problems 1.34, 1.35, 1.55
- Additional Questions:
- AQ1: Write down Faraday's Law in differential form. In
*electrostatics*, the magnetic field (and flux) is constant so the right hand side of Faraday's law is zero (see eqn. 2.20 in the text). Now look at the two possible electric fields given in problem 2.20 (p. 80 of the text). Determine which, if any, of these is a possible *electrostatic* field.
- AQ2: Write down Gauss' Law of Magnetism in differential form. Look at the two vector (electric) fields given in problem 2.20. Could vector fields with either of these forms be magnetic fields? Justify your answer!

*** HW 5 **
[Due: T, 19 Sept 2017]

- Read: Griffiths 1.3 - 1.4
- Work Griffiths problems 1.29, 1.30, 1.32 (b) & (c), 1.56 (just the line integral, for now!)

*** HW 4 **
[Due: F, 15 Sept 2017]

- Read: Griffiths 1.3, 1.4
- Work Griffiths problems 1.20, 1.25 (a), 1.26 (a - c), 1.27, 1.28 [For these last two, prove for
*any* arbitrary function!], 1.32 (a)

*** HW 3 ** [Due: T, 12 Sept 2017]

- Read: Griffiths 1.3
- Work Griffiths problems 1.15, 1.16, 1.18
- Additional question:
**AQ1**: Compute the following sums (*B. is extra credit!*). Write out all terms explicitly and then justify any that you set to zero.
- A.
- B.

*** HW 2 **
**[Due: F, 8 Sept 2017] **

- Read: Griffiths 1.3
- Work Griffiths problems 1.5, 1.7, 1.11, 1.12, 1.13 (a & b)

*** HW 1 [Due: T, 5 Sept 2017]**
- Read: Griffiths 1.1 – 1.2 + Advert (pp. xi – xv)
- Work Griffiths problems 1.3, 1.4
- Do additional questions: Complete the handout on "
*Vectors and Vector Produc*ts"

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__Additional resources:__

PPT Slides Class use of electronic devices

Errata (corrections) to the textbook:
Griffiths Errata ED4a
Griffiths Errata ED4b

VectorFieldPlots in 3D

General Physics Homework Checklist
General Physics I Knowsheet
General Physics II Knowsheet

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