Physics 505 - Graduate Electromagnetism

Fall 2019

Meets Tuesday & Thursday 11am-12:30pm in 136 Loomis 

Instructor: Tom Faulkner

Office: 433 Loomis

Email: tomf at illinois dot edu

Office hours: Tuesday 4pm-5pm or by appointment

Homework Grader: Simon Lin 

Email: shanlin3 at illinois dot edu

Office hours: Tuesday 2pm-3pm, Loomis 426


Course Information:

Welcome to graduate electromagnetism. This course will cover a large fraction of Jackson’s

Classical Electrodynamics. Please see the schedule page for a rough course outline. There will

be regular (total of 10) homework posted Wednesday and due in a week. There will be a final exam.

The breakdown of the final score will be:

HW: 70%

Exam: 30%

Letter grades will be assigned based on this score. (Subject to change)



Welcome! The course information and syllabus have been posted. Please check here regularly for announcements and updates to lecture notes and problem sets (both found in the schedule page.) See you in class Tuesday


HW1 is posted (see Schedule page, due Sep 4 at 5pm)


HW2 is posted (due Sep 11 at 5pm)

HW3 is due THURSDAY Sep 19 at 5pm

HW4 is posted

HW5 posted due THURSDAY Oct 10 at 5pm

HW6 posted