Physics 610

Physics 610 - Spring 2012: Course Information

**Instructor**: William Cooke

Office: Small 223A

Phone: 1-3512

Email: wecook@wm.edu

Office Hours: By appointment. I am generally available in my office (Small 223A) or in my laboratory (Small 168).**Text**:*Classical Electrodynamics*by John David Jackson (Wiley) Third Edition**Material**: This is the first semester of a two semester course. This semester will cover material from Chapter 1 through Chapter 5. This semester covers electrostatics, including Green functions, solutions of Laplace's equation, multipole expansions, magnetostatics, magnetic induction, Maxwell's equations and plane wave solutions.**Homework**: A homework set will be due approximately every other week. These assignments will mostly consist of problems assigned from the text book. Solutions will be posted after the homework is collected.**Tests**: There will be one in-class midterm examination on March 15, 2011, and a take-home final examination.**Final Exam**: The final exam will be due on Wednesday, 2 May, 2011 at noon, as posted in the registrar's schedule.**Grading**: Your grade will be composed from an average of your homeworks, your tests and your in-class participation. Your participation will count as the equivalent of a homework.**The Net**: Feel free to communicate with me by email: wecook@wm.edu, by phone x1-3512, or by stopping by my office.