Course Information



Time:          Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 Р10:45 am
Place:         College of Optical Sciences, West Wing Auditorium (307)
Instructor:  Masud Mansuripur, Professor of Optical Sciences
Office:         Meinel Building, Room 638
Phone:        (520) 621- 4879

Instructor’s Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00 Р3:30 pm

Teaching Assistant: Mr. Mohammad Yusofsani

Office hours:       Mondays  4:30 Р5:30 pm (Rm 554)

                             Wednesdays  2:15 Р3:15 pm (Rm 554)

                             Fridays 1:30 Р2:30 pm (Rm 554) 

Place:                 Conference Room 554, Meinel Bldg., East Wing.

Required Textbook:
M. Mansuripur, Field, Force, Energy and Momentum in Classical Electrodynamics, Bentham e-books (2011), Revised Edition (2017). Available for free download from the UA library

Reference Books:
1) R.P. Feynman, R.B. Leighton, and M. Sands, The Feynman Lectures on Physics (Vol. II), Addison-Wesley, Reading, Massachusetts (1964).

2) D.J. Griffiths, Introduction to Electrodynamics, 4th edition, Addison-Wesley, Reading, Massachusetts (2012).

3) J.D. Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics, 3rd edition, Wiley, New York (1999).

4) E. M. Purcell, Electricity and Magnetism, 2nd edition, Cambridge, United Kingdom (2011).

5) M. Mansuripur, Classical Optics and its Applications, 2nd edition, Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom (2009).

6) M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics, 7th (expanded) edition, Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom (1999).

7) Jin Au Kong, Electromagnetic Wave Theory, EMW Publishing, Cambridge, Massachusetts (2000).

8) M.V. Klein, Optics, Wiley, New York (1970).

Homework: Weekly assignments (No late homework will be accepted).

Course Grade:
Homework 10%,                               
First midterm (in-class), Thursday, September 28, 9:30 Р10:45 am, 25%                               
Second midterm (in-class), Tuesday, October 31, 9:30 – 10:45 am, 25%
Final (in class), Tuesday, December 12, 8:00 – 10:00 am, 40%

All exams: closed book, closed notes, no computers or other electronic devices allowed. Partial credit for work shown. 

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