Hi everyone. I am taking second-year physics. We are currently doing electromagnetism out of Griffiths. According to the book, the first seven chapters should be done in one semester. However, in our course, we are covering the first seven chapters, AND much of chapters 9 and 10, in one term, that is, in half a semester! Is this standard, or am I correct in feeling this is not justified? Besides the incredible pace with which we cover the material in lectures, we get weekly problem sets (of course), and we have to lab reports. Now, if you want a decent mark for your lab report, you need at least a 10 page report. This is incredibly time consuming, it takes half a day at least to write a good report. And we do a report every week! So at the end of this semester, we will be tested on 9 chapters of Griffiths, and another book on vibrations and waves(French), all covered in one semester! This is roughly 700 pages of physics in one semester! Am I just being a cry-baby: is this the typical work-load? For my other courses, the workload is about 50%-60% of that of physics. I love physics, but if entails this much work, I don't think I will major in it, because it detracts heavily from my other subjects, especially maths, my major. The lecturer said the course was designed that way so most of us would fail. I just cannot agree with this.