Physics 110B
Spring 2004
Electricity, Magnetism, and Optics II
University of California at Santa Cruz
MWF 11:00 am to 12:10 pm, Earth and Marine Sciences, Room B210
Discussion Session: 6:00pm Thursday, Interdisciplinary Sciences, Room 235
TEXT: Introduction to Electrodynamics by David Griffiths, Third Edition.
Instructor: Bruce Schumm
Office: 329 Natural Sciences II
Phone: (831) 459-3034
Office Hours:
Monday, 2:00-3:30, Nat Sci II Rm 329
Friday, 3:00-4:00, Nat Sci II Rm 329
And by appointment if necessary
Teaching Assistant: Matt Johnson
Phone: 459-2166
Office Hours: Wednesday 4:00-6:00, Nat Sci II Room 108
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 110B presents a continuation of 110A, including the full dynamical content of Maxwell's Equations, and applications in the area of electromagnetic waves, optics, electronics, radiation and dynamical fields.

Rearrangements to Accomodate my Absence (week of April 19)


Homework Assignments

Sample Midterm I

Sample Midterm II; ignore problem 2! Also note that there are no optics problems on this exam; there will be on the exam you will get on the 21st!!

Electronic Reserves (Homework Solutions, etc.) Send email to me if you don't have the password.

(Overly technical?) review of the status of magnetic monpole searches