## Course Information

### Instruction

Lecturer | Office | Extension | |
---|---|---|---|

Edward Thommes | MacN 550 | 53034 | ethommes@uoguelph.ca |

### Lectures

Day | Time | Location |
---|---|---|

MWF | 11:30-12:20 | MACN 118 |

### Course Materials

Textbook: Pollack & Stump, Electromagnetism, Addison Wesley 2002

Course Website: For announcements, supplementary materials, solutions to past assignments, etc. Link on my page, http://www.uoguelph.ca/~ethommes/

### Course Content

- Review of vector calculus (Chp. 2)
- Electrostatics (Chp. 3): review; Green’s function; multipole expansion
- Electric currents (Chp. 7): review
- Magnetostatics (Chp. 8): review; vector potential; magnetic dipole
- Electromagnetic induction (Chp. 10): review
- Maxwell’s Equations (Chp. 11): displacement current, scalar and vector potentials,

Maxwell’s equations in matter, energy and momentum of EM fields, EM waves in vacuum - Applications - Some or all of the following:

– Wave guides and transmission lines (Chp. 14)

– Generation of EM waves (Chp 15)

– EM in astrophysics

### Course Evaluation

Assessment | Weight |
---|---|

Assignments | 30% |

Midterm exam | 20% |

Final exam | 50% |

#### Homework Assignments

Approximately one every two weeks, for a total of 5. The best 4 out of 5 will be used to calculate your mark.

#### Important Dates

Midterm: October 16, in class

Final Exam: Thurs. Dec. 17, 11:30am - 1:30pm, Room TBA