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[PHYS G6092] Electromagnetic Theory

August 31, 2020

Hui, Lam
[PHYS G6092] Electromagnetic Theory

Lam is hands down the best professor in the physics department. As an undergraduate taking a graduate course, Lam manages to explain Landau's Vol 2 (a classical field book) to such clarity and intuitive appeal and that I don't feel there is any need to read the book anymore. His is very good at distilling complex/confusing concepts into understandable chunks. For graduate students, his course also tailor to preparation for the qualifying exams as he gives past exam problem as homework. Highly recommend any of his class!

Workload:

The problems' difficulty is very reasonable, nothing at the level of difficult problems in Jackson. It mainly consists of book his own problems and previous qualifying exams.

December 29, 2011

Blaer, Allan Silver_nugget
[PHYS G6092] Electromagnetic Theory

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

Having taken a class by Prof. Blaer for the third time, I must say he can teach any course in physics! The material is very clear, concise, and informative. His organization makes reviewing your notebook so much easier and it ultimately helps with the exams. He extended this course by half-hour each lecture to make time for recitation, which allowed people to come on either day depending on their progress with the homework.

The exams are straightforward and fair. They are also very interesting because once you do them, you feel like you've learned something so deep! If you screw up the midterm, no worries, because depending on your performance on the final, he will omit the midterm as one of his ways he formulates the grades.

All in all, any class Prof. Blaer teaches will be a class on my schedule! Since I'm now a grad student, I may not have a chance to have him anymore... so I spread my word of advice - if you have the chance to - take any of his courses!!

Workload:

4-5 problems per week, one midterm (may be omitted from grade), one final

Directory Data

Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
PHYS / PHYS PHYS PHYS G6092: Electromagnetic Theory Allan Blaer 2012 Fall MW / 11:00-12:45 PM 1
PHYS / PHYS PHYS PHYS G6092: Electromagnetic Theory Miklos Gyulassy 2010 Fall MW / 10:35-12:20 PM 1
PHYS / PHYS PHYS PHYS G6092: Electromagnetic Theory Miklos Gyulassy 2009 Fall MW / 10:35-12:20 PM 1
PHYS / PHYS PHYS PHYS G6092: Electromagnetic Theory Miklos Gyulassy 2008 Fall MW / 10:35-12:20 PM 1
PHYS / PHYS PHYS PHYS G6092: Electromagnetic Theory Allan Blaer 2006 Fall MW / 10:35-12:20 PM 1
PHYS / PHYS PHYS PHYS G6092: Electromagnetic Theory I Miklos Gyulassy 2004 Fall MW / 10:35-12:20 PM 1
PHYS / PHYS PHYS PHYS G6092: Electromagnetic Theory I Allan Blaer 2002 Fall MW / 10:35-12:20 PM 1
PHYS / PHYS PHYS PHYS G6092: Electromagnetic Theory I Allan Blaer 2001 Fall MW / 10:35-12:20 PM 1