Dr. Andrew Scherbakov.
Office:   W108 Howey Building
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Teaching Assistant:

Aayush Anand

Lectures (S204, Howey)

Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30 – 13:45pm

Wednesday 1230 – 1320 pm
Recitations (S204, Howey) Mondays 1230 - 1320 pm
Labs (Clough, Room 383) Tuesdays 1530 - 1725
Final Exam Wednesday, December 13  
11:20AM ‐ 2:10PM


Required Textbook

Description and Objectives

We will study Electricity and Magnetism. The topics covered include Electrostatics, Electric Currents and Circuits, Fields of Moving Charges, Magnetic Field, and Electromagnetic Induction. This is an honors class – expect more in-depth coverage and more challenging problems compared with regular Introductory Physics II class.


Electricity and Magnetism (3rd edition), Edward Purcell and David Morin, ISBN: 978-1-107-01402-2


PHYS 2211 or 2231 (Intro Physics I). We will use Multi-variable Calculus (MATH 2551) and Differential Equations (MATH 2403) but since these courses are not prerequisites, the instructor and teaching assistant will cover the necessary mathematics. It is not necessary to have credits for MATH 2551 and 2403.  

Tests and Grading

Grading Scale

90 – 100% = A; 80 – 89% = B; 70 – 79% = C; 60 – 69% = D; 0 – 59% = F.


  1. Complete your homework assignments on paper, then scan your work to a single pdf file (we cannot grade multiple image files or other formats), upload it to Canvas under [Assignments] tab.  
    Make sure your pdf is clear and readable. Any smartphone app should be OK – we have tried Scanner Pro on iOS, Top Scanner on Android.
  2. Your homework will be graded online, with the score, grader’s comments posted in Canvas.

Office Hours

Dr. Scherbakov: Wednesday 13:40 – 15:00. If you need to see me at other time, please do not hesitate to email and request a meeting.
Aayush Anand: Monday 13:00 - 14:00.

Lab Policy

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