Physics 304,  Advanced Electricity and Magnetism I

Joseph Ross, Texas A&M University

Fall 2011


General course information:

The course syllabus is found at this link. The required text, Introduction to Electrodynamics (Third Edition), by Griffiths, should be in the bookstores. This course covers approximately the material in the first 6 chapters in the text. The follow-on course Physics 305 is a continuation, and uses the same text.

(In case you come across an uncorrected 1999 3rd edition, here is the list of text corrections.)


Problem sets will be posted at the homework page as the semester proceeds, while solutions and lecture slides will appear on the elearning page for this course.
Exams: See here for a sample first exam, and its solution. A sample exam 2 can by found by following this link, and the solution is here, while a sample final exam can by found by following this link, and its solutions here.

In case of problems email me at .

A few useful links:


Well-done simulation of actual field of solenoid, among other things.
Here is an integration page from Mathematica.
Also, a related page on series expansions.
Description of Fourier Series from MathWorld.
A nice list of integration tables you can purchase.
Here is the Wikipedia page with a compact table showing the gradient, curl, etc. in curvilinear coordinate systems.
PhysLINK news and reference.
Science News.
PhysicsWeb.
The Net Advance of Physics has some reviews and many links.
The Amercan Physical Society homepage.

J. H. Ross' home page.
TAMU Physics Department page.
Texas A&M University.(ATM image)


All course notes and lecture materials posted on this site are copright © 2009-2011, Joseph Ross