Course Syllabus

CLASS TIME & PLACE: M,W, & F Period 4 (11:45 AM - 12:35 PM) in NPB#1002

INSTRUCTOR:  Yoonseok Lee (NPB#2233)

TA: Jack Mo (NPB#2155)

OFFICE HOURS: Tue P5, W P6.  Feel free to contact to arrange a meeting outside the regular office hours.

TEXTBOOK: Introduction to Electrodynamics, 4th Ed by David J. Griffith

REFERENCE: The Feynman Lectures on Physics II


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DESCRIPTION: This is the second semester of Electricity and Magnetism.  In the first course (PHY3323), the time dependence is ignored.  In this course we introduce dynamic situation where the electric and magnetic fields are space and time dependent vector field.  As a result, the phenomena in electricity and magnetism are coupled leading to the electromagnetic waves.  We will start to discuss Faraday's induction law and discuss the full Maxwell's equations including the time dependence.  We will have in depth discussions on the electromagnetic wave propagation and radiation from a various courses. 

EXPECTATION: It is expected that students are comfortable with calculus I and II: vector calculus,  differentiation, integration, and trigonometry. Students should also be able to solve ordinary differential equations and will be gaining knowledge on geometry of space, multi-variable calculus, partial derivatives, line and surface integral.  It is also expected that students read textbook chapters thoroughly at least once preferably before the class and review lecture notes timely.  Students should work on HW problems diligently.  On average 4 - 6 hours per week of full attention on this course (outside of the classes) would be required. 

Homework     HW problems will be assigned bi-weekly.  Students should upload their work in PDF in Canvas. HW solutions will be distributed through e-mail.   There will be problem-solving sessions planned outside the regular class hours.  Selected HW problems will be tested in the exams. 

Exams    There will be total 3 exams (2 mid-terms and 1 final).   Please check the Course Calendar for the exam time and date.

Quiz   There will be 5 quizzes. Each quiz will be 25 min long and given in the second half of class. 

Attendance   The attendance will be checked on random days near the end of the class.  The total number of classes in Fall is 41 and the attendance will be checked 25 - 30 times for the semester.   Attendance will constitute a bonus point up to 5 (5 for >=85% attendance, 4 for  >=70%, 3 for >=50%, 2 for < 50%).

Policy on missed Exam and Make-up exam:
Consistent with university policies that can be found at

Only one make-up exam will be provided near the end of the semester.  The make-up exam will be a comprehensive test. 

Composition of Grade (Total 100)

Mid-term Exam

20 each  (total 40)

Final Exam



5 each (total 25)


total 10


5 (bonus points, see above)

Projected Grading Scale*

Grade A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ E
G. Pt. 4.0 3.67 3.33 3.0 2.67 2.33 2.0 1.67 1.33 0
Score >= 90 >= 80 >=70 >= 65 >= 60 >= 55 >= 50 >= 45 >= 40  

*The passing grade for Physics majors is C and above. 

STUDENTS with DISABILITIES: Students who require accommodation for disabilities must first contact the Dean of Students Office. That office will provide documentation, which the student must bring to his/her instructors during the first week of the semester. Contact the Disability Resources Center for information about available resources for students with disabilities.

COUNSELING and MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES: Student facing difficulties completing the course or in need of counseling should call the on-campus Counseling and Wellness Center at (352) 392 1575.

ACADEMIC HONESTY: Each student is expected to hold himself/herself to a high standard of academic honesty. Under the UF academic honesty policy, unauthorized assistance or the use of unauthorized resources is strictly forbidden on work-for-credit. Although discussions among the students are highly encouraged, you are to work alone on all homework assignments unless specified differently. Fabrication or falsification of excuses or related documentation is also a violation of the UF academic honesty policy.  Violations of this policy will be dealt with severely. There will be no warnings or exceptions.

ONLINE COURSE EVALUATION: Students are expected to provide professional and respectful feedback on the quality of instruction in this course by completing course evaluations online via GatorEvals. Guidance on how to give feedback in a professional and respectful manner is available at Students will be notified when the evaluation period opens, and can complete evaluations through the email they receive from GatorEvals, in their Canvas course menu under GatorEvals, or via Summaries of course evaluation results are available to students at

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION STATEMENT:  Physics is practiced and advanced by a scientific community of individuals with diverse backgrounds and identities and is open and welcoming to everyone. The instructional team recognizes the value in diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of this course. This includes, but is not limited to differences in race, ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, religion and disability. Students may have opportunities to work together in this course. We expect respectful student collaborations such as attentive listening and responding to the contributions of all teammates.  

Physics, like all human endeavors, is something that is learned. Our aim is to foster an atmosphere of learning that is based on inclusion, transparency and respect for all participants.  We acknowledge the different needs and perspectives we bring to our common learning space and strive to provide everyone with equal access. All students meeting the course prerequisites belong here and are well positioned for success.