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Contact Information:


Pablo Laguna

plaguna [at] gatech [dot] edu
(404) 385-3907
1-63 Boggs
Class Hours:
TR 9:35 - 10:55
Office Hours:

MW 14:00-15:00 or by appointment
Modern Electrodynamics, Andrew Zangwill, Cambridge University Press, 2013

Course Description:

Static and quasi static phenomena in electromagnetism. Boundary value problems in electrostatics and magnetostatics. Maxwell's equations.


HOMEWORK: There will be a homework assignment for each chapter of the textbook. Homework will be due Wednesday before 3pm at Kevin Carter's office (Howey W111). Late homework must be handed directly to the instructor. Homework delays are penalized 0.5 points per day.

EXAMS: There will be two exams (midterm and final). The final is not cumulative.

GRADES: The homework and exam grades are computed on a 10 point scale. Homework contributes 60% to the total grade, and each exam contributes 20%. The final letter grade is assigned using the following conversion: A = [100,85], B = [84,75], C = [74,65], D = [64,55], F = [55,0].

Honor Code:

The policy on academic integrity as stated in the GIT Honor Code will be fully enforced during this course.
In particular: (1) Collaboration during in-class activities is permitted and encouraged unless your instructor explicitly indicates otherwise. (2) Collaboration on homework assignments is permitted and encouraged unless your instructor explicitly indicates otherwise. Such collaboration should have the purpose of sharing an understanding of the principles and general solution techniques, not simply the sharing of answers. (3) Collaboration is NOT permitted during exams.

Violations of these rules will be prosecuted as violations of the GIT Honor Code. Note that the Honor Code formally defines academic dishonesty as …any act that does or could improperly distort student grades or other student academic records. If you should have any question regarding the propriety of a particular behavior, you are encouraged to discuss the matter with the instructor.