Physics 51M — Electromagnetic Theory

An introduction to the theory of electricity and magnetism. This course covers foundational principles, including Maxwell's equations in differential and integral form, electromagnetic energy, ending with a discussion of electromagnetic waves and the Poynting vector. In addition, this course presents an in-depth treatment of selected topics from multivariable calculus, focusing in particular on vector fields, Gauss's theorem and Stokes' theorem, in order to reinforce and complement the material covered in Math 60. Each week there are two 75-minute lectures as well as two 50-minute recitation sections. In the recitation sections material is reviewed, homework is discussed, and small groups work on tutorials or at the blackboard on new problems.

    Meetings, Fall 2019   

Section Location Times Instructor
Lectures Shanahan 3481 TR at 09:35–10:50 Missing alt information Missing alt information Breznay Esin
Section 1 Shanahan B450 MW at 09:00–09:50 Missing alt information Breznay
Section 2 Shanahan B450 MW at 10:00–10:50 Missing alt information Esin