Instructor: Dr. Kathrine Manizade
Office: HS 305A
Phone: 410-726-7511 (cell)
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 10-11 am (or make an appointment by phone or email)
Class times: M –W 11:00 am -12:40 pm
HS 359
1. To become proficient at vector calculus applied to electric and magnetic fields
2. To understand how Maxwell’s Equations and the fundamental laws of electromagnetism can be
applied to problems in vacuum and in matter.
3. To apply mathematical methods such as solution of partial differential equations to important cases of
boundary value problems in electromagnetism where analytical solutions can be obtained.
Prerequisites: Physics 313 (Introduction to Modern Physics); familiarity with vector algebra and calculus is helpful
although it will be developed during the course.
Text: The required textbook is: Introduction to Electrodynamics, 4th edition, by David J. Griffiths
Integrity: I expect you to be completely honest about your work. Your solutions on quizzes and exams must be
your own. If you somehow decide to copy a solution you will receive a zero for the assignment. If you cheat during
an exam using electronic devices or other methods you will receive a failing grade for the course.
Writing Requirements: Some written answers to homework and test/quiz questions will be required. Spelling and
grammar must be correct in every written assignment, including short written answers to homework.
Requirements and Grading:
Attendance/Professionalism: 5% - You are expected to participate by being present, asking and
answering questions, and by collaborating in problem-solving for certain class activities. This grade
reflects my subjective assessment of your professionalism.
Homework quizzes: 20% - I will assign problems at every class. You are strongly encouraged to do
the assigned problems. Each week I will give you a short in-class quiz that is just like the assigned
homework. This is to catch any problems with your understanding before they can pull down your
exam grades. You will know the week before which day the quiz will take place. Your grade will
depend on the accuracy and clarity of your solution. If you must miss a class you will have a chance to
take the quiz before that date, which means you must let me know beforehand if you will need to be
Exams: 50% - There will be three exams during the semester
Final exam: 25% - This will take place in HS 359 on Wed May 18 10:15 am to 1:45 pm
Grading: Typically I don’t have to curve. But if your score is borderline I tend to round up if your
attendance and participation have been substantial.
90-100% = A
80-89% = B
70-79% = C
60-69% = D < 60% = F