Instructor: Jim McNeil Office: Meyer Hall 334 E-Mail: jamcneil@mines.edu Office hours: MF: 1:00-3:00, W: 1:00-2:00 Class meeting times: MWF 12:00 - 12:50 |

TA: Eric Chen Office: Meyer Hall 235 E-Mail: gachen@mines.edu Office hours: Th. 4:00-6:00 |

Syllabus (learning objectives, policies, grading, and schedule) - Updated 11/7/09

Homework Assignments, Quiz and Quiz Solutions

Assignment 1

Quiz 1 - (solution)

Assignment 2

Assignment 3 (Revised)

Quiz 2 - (solution)

Assignment 4

Quiz 3 - (solution)

Assignment 5

Quiz 4 - (solution)

Assignment 6

Assignment 7

Quiz 5 - (solution)

Assignment 8

Quiz 6 - (solution)

Assignment 9

Quiz 7 - (solution)

Assignment 10

Assignment 11

Assignment 12

Assignment 13 (corrected 12/7/2009)

Exam Schedule

Exam I: Friday, Oct. 9, 12:00-1:00 PM, BH243

Exam I (2009) - (solution)

Exam I (2008) - (solution)

Exam II: Wednesday, Nov. 18, 12:00-1:00 PM, BH243

Exam II (2009) - (solution)

Final Exam: Wednesday, Dec. 16, 7:00-9:00 PM, MH220

Lecture Notes

Lecture 2: Big Picture: Where E&M lives

Lecture 3: Review of Maxwell's Equations

Lecture 3: EM Fields in Matter

Lecture 5: Energy of the EM Fields

Lecture 6: Momentum of EM Fields: Maxwell Stress Tensor

Lecture 7: Review of Waves: String Waves

Lecture 8: EM Wave Equation

Lecture 9: Plane EM Waves

Lecture 10: Reflection/Refraction

Lecture 11: Fresnels Equations

Lecture 12: EM Waves in conductors

Lecture 13: EM Waves in conductors: Reflection and attenuation

Lecture 14: Dispersion Model

>>>Group Velocity Applet

Lecture 15: Introduction to Waveguides

>>>Waveguide Applet

Lecture 16: Rectangular waveguide

Lecture 17: Finish Rectangular waveguide

Lecture 18: TEM modes in a Coaxial Transmission Line

Lecture 19: Exam Review

Lecture 20: Relativity Review Worksheet
(solution key)

Lecture 21: Electromagnetic Potentials and Gauge Symmetry

Lecture 22: Introduction to Retarded Potentials

Lecture 23: Retarded Potentials and Maxwell's Equations

Lecture 24: Working with Retarded Potentials

Lecture 25: Point Charge: Lienard-Wiechert Potentials

Lecture 26: Lienard-Wiechert Potentials: Special case - constant velocity

Lecture 27: Lienard-Wiechert Potentials: Arbitrary motion

Lecture 28: Lienard-Wiechert Potentials: Rotating Dipole example

Lecture 29: Creation of EM Radiation

Lecture 30: EM Radiation example: Oscillating Electric Dipole

Lecture 31: EM Radiation example: Oscillating Magnetic Dipole

Lecture 32: EM Radiation from an Arbitrary Source

Lecture 33: EM Radiation from an Electric Dipole Antenna

Lecture 34: Review for Exam II

Lecture 35: Introduction to Optics

Lecture 36: Young's Double-slit Experiment

Lecture 37: Reflectivity of Thin Films

Lecture 38: Michelson's interferometers

Lecture 39: Fabry-Perot interferometer (corrected 12/7/2009)

Lecture 40: Fabry-Perot interferometer examples

Lecture 41: Aperture Diffraction examples

Send comments & questions to jamcneil@mines.edu