PHYS 435 :: Physics Illinois :: University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Schedule
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Week  Date  Lecture  Reading  Homework  Discussion  Exam  

1  Monday 1/15/2018 
No Lecture Martin Luther King Day  Griffiths § 1 (all), 2.1 
Homework 1 


Wednesday 1/17/2018 
Lecture 1 

Friday 1/19/2018 
Lecture 2 Electric Field and Coulomb's Law 

2  Monday 1/22/2018 
Lecture 3 Gauss's Law Point charge and Dirac delta function 
Griffiths § 2.2, 2.3.1, 1.5 
Assigned 1/24, due 10 AM 1/31


Wednesday 1/24/2018 
Lecture 4 Gauss's Law in Symmetric Problems Electric Potential, Poisson's Eqn., E=gradV, Integral solution 

Friday 1/26/2018 
Lecture 5 Calculate Electric Potential Boundary conditions 

3  Monday 1/29/2018 
Lecture 6 Electric Interaction Energy Electric Field Energy 
Griffiths § 2.4, 2.5  
Wednesday 1/31/2018 
Lecture 7 Self Energy of a Point Charge Energy Calculations Conductors 

Friday 2/02/2018 
Lecture 8 Conductors, Induced charge, Forces on a Conductor (that factor of 1/2), Capacitors 

4  Monday 2/05/2018 
Lecture 9 Potential Problems, Uniqueness No local min/max theorem 
Griffiths § 3.1, 3.2, 3.3.1 for sep of variables (Friday, 2nd half) 

Wednesday 2/07/2018 
Lecture 10 Solution by Inspiration Method of Images with Planar Boundary Condition 

Friday 2/09/2018 
Lecture 11 Method of Images with Spherical Boundary Condition Introduction to Separation of Variables  Laplacian 

5  Monday 2/12/2018 
Lecture 12 Solution by Perspiration Separation of Variables in Cartesian Coordinates 
Griffiths § 3.3, 3.4  Homework 5



Wednesday 2/14/2018 
Lecture 13 Separation of Variables in Spherical Coordinates Legendre Polynomials 

Friday 2/16/2018 
Lecture 14 Conclude Separation of Variables Fourier Series  Spectral Representation of Functions 

6  Monday 2/19/2018 
Lecture 15 Multipole Moments 
Griffiths § 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4  
Wednesday 2/21/2018 
Lecture 16 Quadruple Moment Tensor Energy of Dipole in an External Field 

Friday 2/23/2018 
Lecture 17 Electric field of a dipole Energy of Multipole moments in an External Efield 

7  Monday 2/26/2018 
Lecture 18 Introduction to Dielectrics Bound Charge on Surfaces and in Bulk 
Griffiths § 4.4 


Wednesday 2/28/2018 
Lecture 19 Bound Charges 

Friday 3/02/2018 
Lecture 20 Displacement Field 

8  Monday 3/05/2018 
No Lecture on Exam Day  Griffiths § 5.1, 5.2  Exam, 7830 pm Exam Solutions Formula Sheet 

Wednesday 3/07/2018 
No Lecture 

Friday 3/09/2018 
Lecture 21 Dielectrics in Cartesian and Spherical Coordinates 

9  Monday 3/12/2018 
Lecture 22 Introduction to Magnetostatics 
Griffiths § 5.3, 5.4  
Wednesday 3/14/2018 
Lecture 23 Ampere's Law and Law of BiotSavart 

Friday 3/16/2018 
Lecture 24 Magnetic Vector Potential 

10  Monday 3/19/2018 
Spring Break! 



Wednesday 3/21/2018 
Spring Break! 

Friday 3/23/2018 
Sping Break! 

11  Monday 3/26/2018 
Lecture 25 Continue discussing Vector Potential and Gauges No notes beyone Lecture 24 
Griffiths § 7.1, 7.2 


Wednesday 3/28/2018 
Lecture 26 Magnetic Multipoles > magnetic dipoles 

Friday 3/30/2018 
Lecture 27 Forces and Torques Acting on Magnetic Dipoles Potential Energy 

12  Monday 4/02/2018 
Lecture 28 Bulk Magnetization Vector Potential from a Ferromagnet 
Griffiths § 7.2, 7.3 


Wednesday 4/04/2018 
Lecture 29 Bound Currents, Auxiliary field H B = mu0(H+M) 

Friday 4/06/2018 
Lecture 30 Boundary Conditions, Demagnetizing Coefficients 

13  Monday 4/09/2018 
Lecture 31 Faraday's Law 

Wednesday 4/11/2018 
Lecture 32 AC circuit theory 

Friday 4/13/2018 
Lecture 33 Examples of AC circuits 

14  Monday 4/16/2018 
Lecture 34 Fixing Ampere's Law  Displacement Current 
Griffiths § 7.3, 8.1 Poynting Vector 

Exam, 7830 pm 

Wednesday 4/18/2018 
Lecture 35 Magnetic Field Energy and Poynting's Vector 

Friday 4/20/2018 
Lecture 36 Electromagnetic Waves 

15  Monday 4/23/2018 
Lecture 37 Polarization of EM radiation 
Griffiths § 9.1, 9.2  
Wednesday 4/25/2018 
Lecture 38 EM waves in dielectrics, Polarization Current 

Friday 4/27/2018 
Lecture 39 Reflection and Refraction, Fresnel's Equations 

16  Monday 4/30/2018 
Lecture 40 EM waves in conductors 

Wednesday 05/02/2018 
Lecture 41 Reflection of EM waves from conductors 

Friday 5/09/2017 
Final: 710pm  Formula Sheet 1 Formula Sheet 2 