Spring 2018
Welcome! In this course, you will learn about
electromagnetism  a basic aspect of Nature you
encounter on a daily basis and one of its 4 known
fundamental forces.
 Class venue/time:
鴻經館大樓 (Hong King) 116
 Class Times/Days: Mon 1011:50 am, Wed
89:50 am
 My Office:
S4718
 Email:
yizen [dot] chu [at] gmail [dot] com
 Office hours:
Monday 67 pm @ Mos Burger (on campus). Email me if
you wish to set up a meeting up outside of these
times.
 林韋志 (Teaching Assistant)
 Office Hours/Location: Tuesday 46 pm in
S4905
 Textbook: Harris Benson, 2nd Revised
Edition
 YiZen
 Disability If you have a
disability that you think I should know about, and
if you need special accomodations, please feel free
to speak to me after class or email me to set up a
meeting.
 Academic integrity You
are encouraged to discuss with your classmates the
material covered in class, and even work together on
your assignments. However, the work you turn in must
be the result of your own effort. If I find that you
copied your work from some place else, you will
immediately receive zero credit for that particular
piece of work. If you plagarized your classmate,
your classmate will also receive zero credit for
her/his/their work, unless (s)he/they can prove to
my satisfaction (s)he/they were unwilling
participant(s) of your dishonesty.
Syllabus
and Grading Scheme
The rough
chronology of the course will be as follows.
 26 Feb through 4 April:
Electricity/Electrostatics (Benson Chapters
22 through 28)
 Midterm I: April 11
 9 April through 14 May: Magnetism,
Maxwell's Equations (Benson Chapters 29
through 34)
 Midterm II: May 23
 16 May through 13 June: Light/Optics &
Special Relativity (Benson Chapters 35
through 39)
 18 June: Review Session
 Final Exam: Wednesday 20 June, 8 am to 10
am.
Grades
 Homework (50%)
See below for the latest homework
assignment. I recommend starting your
homework as soon as possible  do not wait
until the day before it is due to do it!
 Midterm I (15%)
Electrostatics/Electricity
 Midterm II (15%)
Magnetism & Maxwell's Equations
 Final (20%) Covers
the entire semester's material
Homework
assignments I
will not accept late homework  just turn in
whatever you have done at the time/day it is
due.

Due Monday 12 March, right after class
(i.e., 11:50 am): Benson Exercise 22.6;
Problems 22.8, 22.10; Exercise 23.51;
Problems 23.6, 23.14, 23.16.
 Due Wednesday 21 March, right after class
(i.e., 9:50 am): Problem
1, Benson Problem 23.20. Exercise
24.16, 24.24, Problem 24.10, 24.14
 Due Monday 2 April, right after class
(i.e., 11:50 am): Benson Exercise 25.53;
Problem 25.4, 25.6, 25.11, 25.12; Exercise
26.42, Problem 26.5
 Due Monday 16 April, right after class
(i.e., 11:50 am): Benson Exercise 26.7,
26.56; Problem 26.12; Exercise 27.38, 27.39;
Problem 27.4, 27.8.
 Due Monday 30 April, right after class
(i.e., 11:50 am): Problem
1, Benson Problem 29.1, 29.2, 29.5,
29.6, 29.8.
 Due Wednesday 9 May, right after class
(i.e., 9:30 am): Benson Exercise 30.32,
30.38; Problem 30.4, 30.5, 30.9;
Exercise
31.14, 31.18.
 Due Monday 21 May, right after class
(i.e., 11:50 an): Exercise 31.14, 31.18;
Problem 31.3, 31.6, 31.7, 31.9, 31.11.
Class Notes:
Electromagnetism in
a Nutshell
Online Resources
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approved by the National Central University.
