KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM & MINERALS
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
PHYS 305 ELECTRICITY & MAGNETISM I
First Semester 2005-2006 (071)
Instructor : Abdelkarim Mekki Office : Bldg.6 / Room 219 Tel : 3-860-4292
1. COURSE DESCRIPTION (Undergraduate bulletin)
An introduction to classical electromagnetic theory based on vector calculus. Topics covered include: electrostatic fields; Laplace and Poisson equations; dielectric media; electric currents; magnetic fields; induction; magnetic energy; time varying fields.
Prerequisites: Phys.102, Math.202
David J. Griffiths. Introduction to Electrodynamics (3rd Edition)
3. RECOMMENDED REFERENCE
You may consult E.M. Purcell, Electricity and Magnetism. This book is at a level lower than our textbook. At a level similar to our course, among others, you may consult Electromagnetic Fields & Waves, by Paul Lorrain and Dale Corson.
There will be a set of quizzes during which will be given during the class time.
Homework assignments will be given during the lectures. Late homeworks will be penalized, computer skills will be used in some of the homeworks.
6. MAJOR EXAM
There will be two Major Exams, the first one will include material of Chapters 1 and 2 and a second will include material of Chapters 3 and 4.
7. FINAL EXAMINATION
A three hour Final Exam will cover the whole course but concentrates more on the last two chapters.
4. GRADING POLICY
Quizzes 10 %
Homework 10 %
Two Major Exams 40 %
Final Exam 40 %
>Final Exam 40 %