University Physics
Fall, 2009             Physics 520A            Section 1

Instructor:  Dr. Mark Byrd
Office:                     Neckers 491
Phone:                    453-2271
e-mail: mbyrd at physics dot siu dot edu
Class URL:

Office Hours:
      MW    10:50-11:50;
      MF     2:50-4:50;
      and by appointment.

Lecture Hall: The lectures for this class will take place in NECKERS 410, from 10-10:50 MWF.


Southern Illinois University Carbondale is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for study and work. Because some health and safety circumstances are beyond our control, we ask that you become familiar with the SIUC Emergency Response Plan and Building Emergency Response Team (BERT) program. Emergency response information is available on posters in buildings on campus, available on BERT's website at, Department of Safety's website (disaster drop down) and in Emergency Response Guideline pamphlet. Know how to respond to each type of emergency.

Instructors will provide guidance and direction to students in the classroom in the event of an emergency affecting your location. It is important that you follow these instructions and stay with your instructor during an evacuation or sheltering emergency. The Building Emergency Response Team will provide assistance to your instructor in evacuating the building or sheltering within the facility.


TEXTBOOK: Classical Electrodynamics (3rd Edition) by J.D. Jackson  

OUTLINE: We will cover most of Chapters 1-5, and if time permits part of Chapter 6.  

HOMEWORK: There will be homework assignments given during the semester, aprroximately one assignment per week.