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Find here the equation sheets you will be provided during the final exam.

Graded Homework 12 sets are with the TAs during the office hours. I will return all the graded homework during my office hours today from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Loomis 222.

Please see solution to Homework 12, especially problem 1 and problem 2. Pay special attention to the field invariants and how easy the solution becomes when using these.

Recommended problems Chapter 12 (most are not suitable for a final exam but it is good to revise them): 1-5, 7-10, 12-14, 16-17, 19-21, 25-27, 29-34, 38, 41-42, 44, 46-47, 51-52,54, 64-66. Long or difficult: 6, 11, 35, 37, 43, 49, 53, 56, 62-63, 67.

Extra office hours next Monday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Loomis 222 (close to the regular help rooms): Yunkai, Tsung-Han, Penghao, Angela (2 hours).

Extra office hours next Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the regular help rooms: Shivesh, Angela (2 hours).

Find here Midterm 2 - Solution.

Find here Midterm 1 - Solution.

FINAL exam will be on 05/07/2019 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM, at 151 Loomis Laboratory.

I am not allowed to offer conflict exams nor accommodations for this exam. TO REQUEST A CONFLICT EXAM, PLEASE EMAIL

Waves Review is posted. I strongly suggest you to read it.

Updated review slides HERE. Some of the important concepts are highlighted in red. I recommend you to revise the important concepts for each section, as well as calculations of the EM fields from the retarded potentials.

Exam review problems here.



Grading of the course will count 2 midterm exams, the final exam, discussion section attendance and the homework assignments:


Regarding Homework

Homework is to be turned into the 436 homework box on the second floor of Loomis by the time and date listed on the assignment. Homeworks will not be accepted via email.  Homework turned in late will receive a reduced score according to the following formula:  The maximum score is reduced to 90% if the homework is up to one day late, and this is reduced by 10% for each day beyond that.  If you hand your homework in late it is your responsibility to get it delivered in person to one of the course graders.  I am going to try to get the homework assignments returned to you at the time of Friday's lecture, and there will be zero credit afterward. If you have an official excuse (McKinley) up to 2 assignments can be excused. Please submit your excuse documentation within 7 business days via the Excused Absences application.


Office hours

Office hours are on Thursdays and Fridays during the following times and at Loomis 279 (Physics Help room):

Academic Integrity

All activities in this course, including documentation submitted for petition for an excused absence, are subject to the Academic Integrity rules as described in Article 1, Part 4, Academic Integrity, of the Student Code.