Welcome to Physics 4C, Electricity and Magnetism, Fall 2019

The goal of this course is that by the end of it you understand throughly the following famous statement and its implications:
"The value of v was determined by measuring the electromotive force with which a condenser of known capacity was charged, and then discharging the condenser through a galvanometer, so as to measure the quantity of electricity in it in electromagnetic measure. The only use made of light in the experiment was to see the instruments. The value of V found by M. Foucault was obtained by determining the angle through which a revolving mirror turned, while the light reflected from it went and returned along a measured course. No use whatever was made of electricity or magnetism..."
Assignment 0: find out who wrote that statement and where.


Course Materials:

Course Information:

Lectures: Tu, Th 11am-12:20am, WLH 2205 ; M, 5:00-5:50pm, Peter 103
Quizzes: Monday Oct. 7th, Oct. 21st, Nov. 4th, Nov. 18th, Dec. 2nd; 5pm-5:50pm, Peter 103. Please be on time.
Discussion: (1) W 3-3:50, (2) W 4-4:50pm, Cntr 205
Problems: Thursdays 6pm-7:50pm, MHA 5623
Final exam: Wednesday Dec. 11, 11:30am-2:29 pm, PETER 102

Course Text: E.M. Purcell and D. J. Morin, Electricity & Magnetism, Third Edition

Course Description: See General Catalog

Instructor and TA Information -

Instructor: Jorge Hirsch, 5310 Mayer Hall, Ext. 4-3931, e-mail: jhirsch@ucsd.edu
                     Office Hours: M 2-3pm, Th 2-3pm, or by appointment. MH 5310.

Teaching Assistant: Chuncheong Lam, chl581@ucsd.edu
                                     Office Hours: Fri 2-3 (Sec A01), Fri 3-4 (Sec A02), MHA 4661.

Course Format

General Information