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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

Email: ysl@ufl.edu

Office Hours:
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)


PREQUISITES: 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 realistic situations.     

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 thoroughly at 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 required. 

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/.

Homework     HW problems 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 https://catalog.ufl.edu/ugrad/current/regulations/info/attendance.aspx

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 (Total 100)
In-class Exam
15 each (total 75)
Final Exam

Projected Grading Scale*
Grade A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ E
G. Pt. 4.0 3.67 3.33 3.0 2.67 2.33 2.0 1.67 1.33 0
Score >= 90 >= 80 >=70 >= 65 >= 60 >= 55 >= 50 >= 45 >= 40  

*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 semesterContact 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 exceptions.

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 available.