PHYSICS 200B--Winter 2015

Theory of Electromagnetism

Instructor: Professor Shirley Chiang, Department of Physics, 235 Physics

TA: Bret Stenger

Syllabus with Lecture Schedule and Problem Assignments -- pdf



Lecture Notes and Problem Set Solutions will be posted on class Smartsite.  Access using your UC Davis Kerberos ID and password.

Additional Information:

Problem Set 3 -- pdf

Integrating functions over areas and volumes in various coordinate systems -- .pdf
Derivation of Laplacian of (1/r)  -- .pdf
Proof of Green's Reciprocation Theorem -- .pdf
Derivation of Eq. 2.5 -- Surface Charge Density Induced on Grounded Conducting Sphere by Point Charge q Outside Sphere -- .pdf
Sec. 1.12 -- Variational Methods -- .pdf   (Note -- you are responsible for the first proof, labeled solution to Prob. 1.14 from 2nd edition, but additional details about Sec. 1.12 derivations are only for those who are interested.)

Derivation of Cosine Gamma -- .pdf

Analytic Functions (brief summary -- supplementary information not used in problems or exams)
Legendre Polynomials (derivation of series solution for Legendre polynomials done in lecture -- different from Jackson's derivation)

Solution to Problem 3.1 & Derivation of equations in Sect. 3.11 --.pdf
    (Note: Solution to Problem 3.1 will let you check your solution to Problem 3.13) 

Section 3.9 Expansion of Green's Function in Spherical Coordinates

Derivation of Rectangular Green's Function -- .pdf


Review Session for Midterm Exam, to be arranged

Midterm Examination, Wed. Feb. 18, 2015, Room 185 Physics
Closed book, with one formula sheet provided by instructor
Plain white paper will be provided, but if you prefer lined paper, please bring your own.

Formulas to Memorize for First Half of Course -- .pdf
Formula Sheet for Use on Midterm Examination --.pdf


Review Session for Final Exam-- in class, Mon. Mar. 16, 2015

Final Examination, Tues. Mar. 17, 2015, 1:00-3:00 p.m., Room 185 Physics
Closed book, with two sheets of formulas provided by instructor (one from midterm, one for final exam)
Plain white paper will be provided, but if you prefer lined paper, please bring your own.

Formulas to Memorize for Final Examination --.pdf
Formula Sheet for Use on Final Examination --.pdf


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