8.07 - Electromagnetism II Fall 2014

Lecturer:  Prof. Alan Guth
Recitation Instructor:  Prof. Xiao-Gang Wen
Teaching Assistant:  Anton Goloborodko

Announcements:

Announcements will be posted here throughout the semester.

WED 10/08/2014: Problem Set 4 Solutions are posted
Dear 8.07 Students,
The solutions to Problem Set 4 are now posted, on the Problem Sets tab of the course web page.
— Alan Guth —

TUES 10/07/2014: Rooms for Review Session and Quiz
Dear 8.07 Students,
The Review Session for Quiz 1 will take place at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evening, October 8, in Room 26-310. It will be run by Anton Goloborodko.
Quiz 1 will take place at 7:30 pm on Thursday evening, October 9, in the TEAL Room, 26-152. You will have two hours to do the quiz, although it will be intended as a one-hour quiz.
Best wishes for the quiz,
— Alan Guth —

SAT 10/04/2014: Problem Set 3 Solutions are posted
Dear 8.07 Students,
The solutions to Problem Set 3 are now posted, on the Problem Sets tab of the course web page.
— Alan Guth —

THURS 10/02/2014: Lecture Notes 4 are posted
Dear 8.07 Students,
I just posted a set of lecture notes, Lecture Notes 4, on the "Traceless Symmetric Tensor Approach to Legendre Polynomials and Spherical Harmonics". They are based on Lecture Notes 9 of 2012, but I made a few improvements in the editing. In particular, the equation that is now Eq. (4.32) has been corrected.
— Alan Guth —

SAT 09/20/2014: Lecture Notes 3 posted (addendum to Wed's lecture)
Dear 8.07 Students,
When I ran out of time in lecture last Wednesday (9/17/14), there were two topics that I did not have time to discuss. Since these topics are relevant to Problem Set 2, and are not discussed in Griffiths' textbook, I wrote Lecture Notes 3 to fill in the gaps. You can access them on the Lecture Notes tab on the course website.
You will probably find these notes useful in completing Problem Set 2.
Best wishes,
— Alan Guth —

MON 09/15/2014: Problem Set 1 Solutions are posted
Dear 8.07 Students,
The solutions to Problem Set 1 are now posted, on the Problem Sets tab of the course web page,
    http://web.mit.edu/8.07/www
— Alan Guth —

SAT 09/13/2014: Problem Set 2 is posted
Dear 8.07 Students,
Hi from San Francisco.
Problem Set 2 is posted, so you can start whenever you find the time. Since Friday Sept 19 is a student holiday, the due date for the problem set is postponed until the following Monday, Sept 22.
Best wishes,
— Alan Guth —

WED 09/10/2014: Lecture Notes 1 and 2 are posted
Dear 8.07 Students,
Hi from Oslo.
I just wanted to let you know that Lecture Notes 1 and 2 have been posted, on the Lecture Notes tab of the course website. These are notes on "Vector Analysis," and "Rotations in Index Notation," which you may find useful in doing this week's homework.
Best wishes,
— Alan Guth —

THU 09/04/2014: Course Information Sheet is posted
Dear 8.07 Students,
An information sheet describing 8.07 is now posted, on the General Info tab. Let me know if you have any questions that are not answered in this handout.
— Alan Guth —

WED 09/03/2014: Problem Set 1 is posted
Dear 8.07 Students,
I just thought that I would let you know that Problem Set 1 is now posted on the course website. The home page is at
    http://web.mit.edu/8.07/www
from which you can click on "Problem Sets".
As I mentioned in lecture, it will be due on Friday, September 12, at 5:00 pm. You should turn in the problem sets at the Physics Department homework boxes, which are at the intersection of buildings 8 and 16, on the third floor of bldg. 8 and the 4th floor of bldg. 16.
— Alan Guth —

TUES 09/02/2014: Welcome to 8.07!!!
Welcome to 8.07, for fall 2014. This web page is not set up yet, but the course this fall will strongly resemble the course I taught two years ago, which is archived on OCW at
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-07-electromagnetism-ii-fall-2012/

Prof. Xiao-Gang Wen will be teaching the recitations this fall, and Anton Goloborodko will be the teaching assistant. The lectures will take place from 11:05 am to 11:55 am on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in 6-120. The recitations will take place on Wednesdays at 4:05 pm and on Thursdays at 3:05 and 4:05 pm. The recitations will all be in 26-310, and will each be 50 minutes long.
I look forward to seeing you.
— Alan Guth —