Physics 24 - Winter 2018

Lectures: TR 2:00-3:15 Psych 1924
Discussions: T 5:00-5:50 NH 1111 (Hu)
F 1:00-1:50 Phelps 2532 (Hu)
W 2:00-2:50 Phelps 1425 (Hu)
F 2:00-2:50 LSB 1101 (Hu)


Instructor: Claudio Campagnari
Office: Broida 5119.  Phone 893-7567.
Office hours: Thursday 3:30-4:30, or by appointment,
or whenever you can find me
Administrative Assistant: Debbie Ceder
Office: Broida 5014. Phone 893-2058.
Teaching Assistants Teng Hu
Office: ?????
Office hours: T 12:30-2:30 and F 3:00-4:00 in PSR

Course Description:

Special relativity, magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction and inductance, AC circuits, Maxwell's equations, EM waves.
Note: I moved relativity from Physics 25 to Physics 24 because relativity is needed for the treatment of magnetic fields in the book by Purcell.


An Introduction to Mechanics, Kleppner and Kolenkow (For relativity, same as Phys 20,21).
Electricity and Magnetism, Purcell (For magnetism, same as Phys 23).

Additional Material


Will be usually assigned at the end of the week and will be due the Friday of the following week.  It will need to be turned in a mailbox labelled "Phys 24" and with the TA name on it just beside the PSR.
Homework assignments and solutions will be posted on this web page.  
Late homework will not be accepted.  If you cannot complete a homework assignment for a good reason (eg: illness), that assignment will not count towards your grade.

Homework Number Due date Problems Solutions
1 26 Jan here here
2 2 Feb here here
3 9 Feb here here
4 16 Feb Purcell:
5.15 5.18 5.25 5.28 5.29
5 23 Feb Purcell:
5.30 6.29 6.30 6.31
Not yet


There will be one midterm and one final.  
The midterm will be on Tuesday, February 13 during normal class time.
The final will be Tuesday, March 20, 4-7 pm.

The final grade for this class will be calculated from a curve based on your scores on the Homework (15%), Midterm (35%), Final (50%).
If you miss the midterm for a good reason (eg: illness), your letter grade will be calculated based on the homework and final only.
If you miss the final you will be given an Incomplete.  You will take the Physics 24 final the next time that the class is being offerred.

Tentative Schedule:

Week of Jan 15 KK Chapter 12
Week of Jan 22 KK Chapters 12-13
Week of Jan 29 KK Chapter 13.  A little bit of Chapter 14 and Purcell Appendix A
Week of Feb 5 Purcell Chapter 5
Week of Feb 12 Purcell Chapter 6, Midterm
Week of Feb 19 Purcell Chapter 6
Week of Feb 26 Purcell Chapter 7
Week of March 5 Purcell Chapter 8
Week of March 12 Purcell Chapter 9