Physics 110A
Winter 2010
Electricity, Magnetism, and Optics I
University of California at Santa Cruz
MWF 12:30 pm to 1:40 pm, Physical Sciences Room 110
Discussion Session: 6:00 pm Tuesdays, ISB 231
TEXT: Introduction to Electrodynamics by David Griffiths, Third Edition.
Instructor: Bruce Schumm
Office: 329 Natural Sciences II
Phone: (831) 459-3034
Office Hours:
Tuesdays, 2:00 - 4:00
And by appointment if necessary
Teaching Assistant: Larry Pack
Phone: 459-1962
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 2:00 - 4:00 in ISB 329
Few would argue the point of view that the theory of Electrodynamics, which emerged in its full glory during the time when the American Civil War was being fought, stands as a crowning acheivement of classical physics. Virtually everything we experience in our day-to-day lives (the sole exception being the ubiquitous pull of gravity) is accountable to the electromagnetic force. The theory of electrodynamics, through Maxwell's Equations, provides nothing short of a precise and complete description of the physics underlying the full range of macroscopic eletromagnetic phenomena. Physics 110A presents a comprehensive exploration of the `static' aspects of electromagnetic theory, laying the basis for the discussion of electrodynamics and the full presentation of Maxwell's Equations early in the following quarter's 110B class.


Homework Assignments

Practice Problems for Midterm I

Practice Problems for Midterm II

Practice Problems for the Final Exam

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