# Welcome to Physics 514 Winter 2012

## Part II: Mathematical Methods and Applications to E&M

### Prof. Gerald A. Miller miller@uw.edu, B484

Office Hours -Thursday 330pm-530pm, or please make an appointment. TA: Eric Lentz lentze@uw.edu, office hour Thurs 230-330, B422.

This course is concerned with a review of electrostatics and solving complicated problems in that field. The aim is to bring your use of math in physics to a professional level. Another goal involves preparation for the qualifying exam which will be at the time of the final exam in 514. Modern physics examples will be introduced when relevant.

The content will include Chapts 4-8 (and parts of 9) of Jackson.

Homework will be assigned every week or so, generally due on Fridays. Doing the assigned problems is probably the most important ingredient in learning the material, and your scores on these represent one-third of the grade. You may, and should discuss the hw problems with fellow students, but the solutions must be your own. It is important to hand in the homework on time, either in class on the due date or in my mailbox by the end of the class. This is because solutions will be posted soon after class. Each individual homework problem is worth 10 points. There will be two midterms, each representing one third of the grade. There will be no final exam for 514, the E & M qualifying exam will occur during the time of the final exam. The qual will be based on material covered during this entire academic year, and the non-physics students in the class are not required to take it. Exams are closed book and closed notes, but open minds. A page of notes may be provided to reduce memorization.

514 grading: S=Mt1+MT2+ HW, where MT1,2 are scores on midterms and HW is average HW score normed to a max of 100. The average value of S =232, with a standard deviation of 39. Your grade is given by GPA=3.5 +0.013157(S-232)

##### Scheduling issues:

Midterm Exam Wed. Feb. 22 11:00-12:20,

Midterm Exam Wed, March 7, 11:00-12:20

Final exam:2:30-4:20 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2011

Feb 26. Prof. Miller will not be holding office hours this week. You can see Eric for help with HW8. The next lectures will cover approximately Jackson 8.2-8.4, 8.1, 8.5,8.7. Class will not be help Friday March 2. (It was already mainly held Friday Feb 24.) Our discussion on radiation is summarized in the notes

• notes on radiation The midterm on March 7 will be on material covered since the last midterm. Stuff related to Chapt 8, will not be on this midterm.

• HW1 pdf file due Friday Jan 6

Use this second version of hw2

• HW2 pdf file due Friday Jan 13

• HW3 pdf file due Friday Jan 20

• HW4 due Friday Jan 27

• HW5 Due Feb 3

• HW6 Due Feb 10

• HW7 Due Feb 17