Electromagnetism I Fall 2019
CLASS TIME & PLACE: M,W, & F Period 8 (3:00– 3:50 PM) in NPB #1220
Instructor: Yoonseok Lee
Office: NPB #2233
W & F 9th P. But feel free to knock on my door when you need to see me.
TEXTBOOK: Introduction to Electrodynamics, 4th Ed (Cambridge University Press)
PHY 2049 or 2061 and MAP 2302 or equivalent
This is the first course of Electrodynamics. This course covers
the time-independent part of electrodynamics: electrostatics and
magnetistatics up to Ch. 6 of the text. The main concepts have
already been discussed in PHY 2049 or 2061. In the intorductory
level course, emphasis is placed on applying these concepts to the
explanation of real world phenomena and modern technology development.
In this course we will revisit the concepts using more elegant and
powerful mathematical tools and expand the application with more
It is expected that students are comfortable with calculus I and II:
vector calculus, differentiation, integration, and trigonometry.
Students should also be able to solve ordinary differential equations
and be gaining knowledge on geometry of space, multivariable calculus,
partial derivatives, line and surface integral.
It is also expected that students read textbook chapters
least once preferably before the class and review lecture notes timely.
Students should work on HW problems diligently. On average
6 - 8 hours per week of full attention on this course (outside pf
the classes) would be
CANVAS: All the
material and announcements for this course will be posted on the
course's Canvas website. This includes the syllabus, a course
calendar, and HW's. You can log directly into this course at http://ufl.instructure.com/courses/.
will be assigned in each lecture but will not be graded.
HW solutions will be posted on a regular base. There will
be problem-solving sessions planned outside the regular class hours
(see the course schedule). Selected HW problems will be
tested in the exams.
Exams There will be five in-class Exams (50 min) and one comprehensive Final Exam (120 min). Please check the Course Calendar for the exam time and date.
Policy on missed Exam and Make-up exam:
Consistent with university policies that can be found at
There will be one make-up exam will be provided near the
end of the semester. The make-up exam will be a comprehensive
test which covers the materials up to Exam 4.
Composition of Grade
15 each (total 75)
Projected Grading Scale*
*The passing grade for Physics majors is C and above. The actual grading scale may
vary depending on numerous factors within +/- 2.5 points out of 100.
STUDENTS with DISABILITIES:
Students who require accommodation for disabilities must first contact the Dean
of Students Office. That office will provide documentation, which the student
must bring to his/her instructors during the first week of the
semester. Contact the Disability Resources Center for information about available resources for students with disabilities.
COUNSELING and MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES:
Student facing difficulties completing the course or in need of
counseling should call the on-campus Counseling and Wellness Center at
(352) 392 1575.
ACADEMIC HONESTY: Each student
is expected to hold himself/herself to a high standard of academic honesty.
Under the UF academic honesty policy, unauthorized assistance or the use of
unauthorized resources is strictly forbidden on work-for-credit. Although
discussions among the students are highly encouraged, you are to work alone on
all homework assignments unless specified differently. Fabrication or
falsification of excuses or related documentation is also a violation of the UF
academic honesty policy. Violations
of this policy will be dealt with severely. There will be no warnings or
ONLINE COURSE EVALUATION: Students
are expected to participate in course/instructor evaluations.
These evaluations are conducted online typically during the last
3 weeks of the semester. Summary results of these assessments are