Physics 182 - Electricity and Magnetism

TuTh 01:15 PM-02:30 PM Physics 047

Gleb Finkelstein, Rm. 099, phone: 660-2523, e-mail: gleb at

Office hours: Wedn. 9:00-10:30 am and after the lectures

TA: Ivan Borzenets, Rm. 0056, phone: 660-2458, email: ivb2 at

Office hours: Firday 1:00 - 3:00 pm 


Main one: Griffiths, D. J. Introduction to Electrodynamics, 3rd edition. Prentice Hall, (1999).
Also, have a look at Purcell, E.M. Electricity and Magnetism (Berkeley Physics Course, vol. 2), on reserve in the library


Electrostatics: Coulomb's law, Gauss's law, electric potential and conductors, the method of images, multipole expansion, electric fields in matter. (Griffiths Ch. 2, 3.1-2, 3.4, 4)
Magnetostatics: Lentz force, Biot-Savarat law, Ampere's law and magnetic fields in matter. (Griffiths Ch. 5, 6)
Electrodynamics: Ohm's law, Faraday's law, Maxwell's equations, Poynting vector (Griffiths Ch. 7, 8.1).
Electromagnetic waves and radiation (Griffiths Ch. 9.2-4, 10.1, 11.1).
Elements of relativity (Griffiths Ch. 12).


Graded Material

Problem sets (mostly weekly): 35 %

2 intermediate exams: 15 % each
Final exam: 35 %

The 1st exam will cover Electrostatics, the 2nd will cover Magnetostatics and Electrodynamics.
Tentative test date: November 20th.

Final EXAM
Wednesday, December 10    2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Fall 2008, last updated: 6-NOV-2008
Originally prepared for Fall 2003.