University of Vermont

Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

Physics 214 Physics 214: Electromagnetism
General Information

Lecturer: Prof. Dennis Clougherty
Address: Discovery Hall W307
Telephone: (802) 656-0063
Email: dennis.clougherty(at)
Office Hours W 1-3 and by appointment


Lecture TR10:05-11:20L/L CM 302

Course Prerequisites

Physics 213

Course Text

Introduction to Electrodynamics, 4th edition, D.J. Griffiths

This text is available for purchase at the UVM Bookstore and online.

Optional References

Classical Electrodynamics, J.D. Jackson
Modern Electrodynamics, Andrew Zangwill
The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Vol. 2, R. Feynman, R. Leighton and M. Sands
Classical Electrodynamics, H. Ohanian
Foundations of Electromagnetic Theory, J.R. Reitz, F.J. Milford and R.W. Christy
Classical Electromagnetic Radiation, M.A. Heald and J.B. Marion


There will be approximately a problem set each week. Solutions will be distributed in class.


There will be two quizzes and a comprehensive final examination offered. The quizzes are scheduled for 2/14 and 3/23. The final exam date is currently pending, but it will be posted once the date is finalized by the Registrar. The final grade will be based on the homework, quizzes and final exam.

Course Outline

Introduction to time dependent electromagnetic fields. Maxwell's equations in vacuum and in matter. Electromagnetic waves and radiation. Prerequisite: PHYS 213. Credit not given for more than one of PHYS 214 or EE 241.

Additional Information

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