Calendar for E&M II Spring 2012
Written homework was assigned on Wednesdays, due the following Wednesdays at the start of class.
Weekend Preflights (online homework) were made available on Friday afternoons, due the following TUESDAY MORNING (at 10 AM).
Students were expected to complete the readings before the lecture.
For all the detailed lecture notes (scans of handwritten notes) see the SP12 course lecture notes page.
For each lecture in the list below there is a link to the clicker data from that day, which includes a screenshot for each question and student responses. More detailed information on all of the clicker questions from lectures (and a few extras) can be found in the Clickers tab.
When appropriate, there are also links to PDF versions of the tutorials used on each day. All of the SP12 tutorials and source files can be downloaded in a single zipped file.
WEEK 
Reading 
Lecture Topics  Homework due this week! 
Week 1: Jan 1820 
Review Griffiths Ch. 16. Focus on ch. 2 and 5, and 1 as needed. Also, see my lecture notes link! 
Introduction, then review all week. 1. Overview of 3310, focus on electrostatics. 2. Review of Electrostatics and Gauss' law 3. More review of electrostatics 
Homework #0 : Due Fri, in Class 
Week 2: Jan 2327 
Ch. 7.1 for Fri. 
1. Review. 2. Finish review. 3. Ohm's law Conductors, magnetostics 
Homework #1: Due Wed start of class 
Week 3: Jan 30  Feb 3 
Up to 7.2.3 for Wed. and Friday 
1. Finish Ohm's law, and start on EMF 2. EMF and Motional EMF, the "flux rule" 3. More on "flux rule", and Faraday's law 
Preflight #1: Due Tues at 10 AM!
(Log in to D2L, then our course, then find the "quizzes" link, and
follow that... We grade this only on participation, not on correctness) Homework #2: Due Wed Start of class 
Week 4: Feb 6  10 
Ch 7.2.3 for Mon. Then 7.2.4 for Fri. Then we will be covering "RLC" circuits and phasors  you need to see my lecture notes link! 
1. Faraday's law 2. Mutual inductance, Inductors 3. Energy, and Inductors in simple circuits 
Preflight #2: Due Tues at 10 AM. Homework #3: Due Wed Start of class. 
Week 5: Feb 13  17 
Finish RLC notes on Wed (see above). We'll move on to Griffiths 7.3.13 starting on Friday. 
1. More inductors in circuits  "phasors" 2. Solving more general circuits with phasor idea (including Capacitors) 3. The MaxwellAmpere term 
Preflight #3:Due Tues at 10 AM. Homework #4: Due Wed Start of class 
Week 6: (1st exam 
7.3.46 this week.

1. Full maxwell equations. 2. Boundary conditions 3. Wrapping up Ch 7 (boundary conditions) today. We'll be moving into "conservation of energy ideas" (Ch 8). 
Preflight #4:Due Tues at 10 AM. (No new homework due this week, because of the Thursday night exam) 
Week 7: Feb 27  Mar 2 
8.2.1 (Just skim remainder of Ch.8: 8.2.2 thru 8.2.4) Maybe starting 9.1.1 on Weds 9.1.1 and 9.1.2 on Fri (See Ch 8 lecture notes) 
1. Poynting's theorem and conservation of energy 2. Conservation of momentum. 3. Wrapping up conservation laws, and starting on waves 
Preflight #5: Due Tues at 10 AM.
Homework #5: Due Weds

Week 8: Mar 59 
9.1.34, and 9.2 (all) (There are some lecture notes for Ch 9. More coming soon!) 
1. 1D and 3D Waves 2. EM Waves 3. More on EM waves 
Preflight #6: Due Weds at 10 AM. Homework 6 due on Wed. 
Week 9: Mar 1216 
Read Griffiths 9.3.13 for this week
Also, see lecture notes for Ch 9. 
1. Waves in matter, boundary conditions 2. Light scattering, reflection and transmission 3. More on reflection and transmission 
Preflight #7: Due Weds at 10 AM. Homework 7 due on Wed. 
Week 10: Mar 1923 
Read Griffiths 9.4.1 for Monday and 9.4.2 for Wed, and just start 9.4.3 for Friday.
See also lecture notes on dispersion and conductors. 
1. Wrap up R&T at oblique angles, then start on EM waves hitting conductors 2. EM waves in conductors 3. Reflection from conductors, and the "good conductor" limit. 
Preflight #8: Due Tues at 10 AM. Homework 8 due on Wed.

SPRING BREAK  SPRING BREAK  NO HW Due  
Week 11: Apr 2  6 
Read Griffiths 9.4.3 for Mon. (We will skip 9.5!) 
1. Frequency dependence, phase and group velocity. (Dispersion) 2. Continuing with dispersion, and "anomalous dispersion) 3. Wrap up Ch 9, then start on potentials, V and A. (And, "gauge" choices) 
Preflight #9 Due Weds at 10 AM.

Week 12: EXAM 2, Thu Nite, Apr 12, 7:30pm 
Read through 10.2.1. (You can skip p. 424 if you want) 
1. More on the potentials, finding E and B, and gauge choices 2. "Retarded time" in the Lorentz gauge 3. Wrap up retarded time and summarize other Ch 10 topics. Intro to EM Radiation 
No preflight due this week. No HW due on Wed. 
Week 13: Apr 16  20 
Read thru 11.1.3 for Mon. (We'll skip most of the rest of Ch 11, except for Eq 11.70 and some of the conceptual ideas in the rest of this chapter.) We'll get started on relativity Fri: 12.1.12 should be a review of Physics 3, but I'm guessing you'll want to "relearn" that! See the Great Pollock Review of Relativy PowerPoint Slides, also available in pdf version.

1. EM radiation from dipoles 2. More EM radiation 3. Blue sky, Larmor formula, and start special relativity, intro to Lorentz transformations 
Preflight #10 Due Weds at 10 AM. Homework 10 due Weds 
Week 14: Apr 23  27 
Read through 12.1.4 for Monday. We'll cover 12.2 the rest of the week. 
1. Relativity, the Lorentz transformations 2. 4 vectors 3. 4velocity, invariants, and spacetime diagrams 
No preflight this week See the extra relativity review powerpoints (or, pdf version, if you don't have powerpoint) Homework 11 will be due at the usual time, Wed 
Week 15: Apr 30  May 4 (Final is Thu May 10, 7:30AM Morning) 
Finish 12.2 if you haven't already, and this week we'll finish Ch 12! 
1. Practice test today! 2. More on invariants, spacetime intervals, 4momentum,conservation of momentum 3. Wrapping up, with a focus on "covariant notation" 
No preflight this week Homework 12 (Last one!) Weds 