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

At this point in the year you have gained familiarity with Maxwell's equations and
the techniques needed to solve them. The spring quarter is aimed at bringing your E&M knowledge to the edge of modern research. Therefore modern physics examples will be introduced when relevant.

The content is planned to include Jackson Chapts:
9.1-9.3,9.6-9.11,10.1-10.6,10.9-10.11,12.1-12.4,12.7,12.10,12.11,13.4-13.6,14.1-14.8.
This is some really great material.

#### Grading:

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 in class on the due date. 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 515. Exams will be open book and open notes. No electronic devices allowed.

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Midterm I Exam Wed, May 16, 11:00-12:20 . This day is set to conform with my travel schedule, but will cover material from the first five weeks

Midterm II Exam Wed. May 30, 11:00-12:20. Perhaps this will cover material from the second part of the quarter

May 22
The next lectures will cover approximately Jackson
14.1-14.4.

Exam on May 30, will be on material starting from
relativity through the lecture on Friday May25. Open book (any book) and open notes. No electronic devices, no use of downloaded solutions.
Some students wanted to know why the four-dimensional delta function is a Lorentz scalar.

- This is shown here.

- HW1 pdf file due Friday, March 30t

- HW2 due Friday, April 6

- HW3 due Friday, April 13

- HW4 due Friday, April 20

- HW5 due Friday, April 27

- HW6 due Friday, May 4

- HW7 due Friday, May 11. In prob 12.5b, you may assume particle starts from rest at the origin.

- HW8 due Friday, May 25. You may assume that the magnetic monopole moves straight.