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PHYS 4392

Introduction to Electromagnetic Theory

Fall, 2001

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Class Schedule:

Monday:   11:00-11:50  Room 11
Tuesday:  11:00-12:20  Room 11
Thursday: 3:30-4:50    Room 127


Prof. Olness            (214) 768-2500
Averitt,Graham Curtis   (214) 365-0831
Bligh,Michael Owen      (214) 768-6522
Gutierrez,Alonso        (214) 768-5641
Myers, Chad             (214) 929-9946
Oprzadek,Christopher    (214) 378-7719
Reiman,Eric Bernard     (214) 912-1568
Reimer,Brandon Clay     (214) 987-3831
Shearn,Michael J        (214) 768-5507
Thornton,Shannon Renee  (214) 378-7106
Yapp,Clifford W         (972) 618-6201

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Fredrick I. Olness (office 103A FS, phone 768-2500)


Monday:   11:00-11:50  Room 11
Tuesday:  11:00-12:20  Room 11
Thursday: 3:30-4:50    Room 125 or 100

BEWARE: On occasion, lecture may be held in different rooms.


Introduction to Electrodynamics by David J. Griffiths

Our Price: $92.00Used Price: $72.95  Hardcover - 576 pages 3 edition (December 30, 1998) Prentice Hall; ISBN: 013805326X ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.09 x 9.60 x 7.28


Electromagnetic Fields and Waves : Including Electric Circuits by Paul Lorrain, Dale R. Corson (Contributor), Francois Lorrain

GRADES: Components are: Homework 30%, Exams 40%, Final 30%

A development of electromagnetic theory from the experimental laws; Maxwell's equations for the electromagnetic field. Electrostatics, magnetostatics, steady currents, boundary-value problems, time-varying electric and magnetic fields.

ASSIGNMENTS: Various problem sheets will be distributed for you to complete.  Other assignments, such as completing lab tasks and doing outside investigations will be considered under "participation".


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"Disability Accommodations:  If you need academic accommodations for a disability, you must first contact Ms. Rebecca Marin, Coordinator, Services for Students with Disabilities (214-768-4563) to verify the disability and establish eligibility for accommodations.  Then you should schedule an appointment with the professor to make appropriate arrangements."

"Religiously observant students wishing to be absent on holidays that require missing class should notify the instructor in writing at the beginning of the semester, and should discuss in advance with the professor acceptable ways of making up any work missed because of the absence."