Self-study on electromagnetism

In summary, the conversation was about self-studying electromagnetism and seeking advice on which problems to solve from the book "Introduction to Electrodynamics" by David Griffith. The person mentioned completing chapter 1 and wanting a minimum understanding before taking a university course on the same subject. They also received advice to focus on the earlier problems in each exercise for a better understanding.
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Hi there PF

I am doing a self-study on electromagnetism based on "Introduction to Electrodynamics" by David Griffith. I am through with chapter 1, where I have solved all the problems. This has taken quite some time, so I want to ask, if anyone could give me some advice, about which problems that are good to solve (to get a minimum of understanding), so that I leave out the more difficult ones (maybe a list of the worthwhile problems :).

I am going to take a course later on, on the same subject @ the university of Copenhagen, so I will probably get a better understanding there anyways. I just want a minimum of understanding right now.

\Schreiber
 
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I found that the ones towards the beginning of an exercise were more simpler than those towards the end, in general. You would grasp enough from solving those I think.
 

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