General Information
Syllabus
Lecture Schedule
Problem Sets
Lecture: Tues and Thurs, Physics and Astronomy, Room 5, 12:30-13:45.
Problem Session: Wed., Physics and Astronomy, Room 1131, 11:00-11:50.
Instructor: Prof. Ivan Deutsch
Phys/Astro Room 23, Phone: 277-8602
email: ideutsch@unm.edu
Office Hours: TBA
Teaching Assistant: Xiaodong Qi
email: qxd@unm.edu
Text:
Introduction to Electrodynamics, Third Edition, by David Griffiths, (Required)
Other Recommended Texts:
Requirements:
Grading:
Problem Sets: 25%
There will be approximately 10 problem sets due Fridays at 3:00 PM in the TA's mailbox.
Three Exams : 75%
I. Electrodynamics
A Ohm's Law and Electromotive Force
B Faraday's Law, Inductance, and AC Circuits
C Maxwell's Equations
II. Electromagnetic Waves
A. Plane Wave Propagation in Vacuum
B. Polarization
C. Energy and Momentum in Electromagnetic Waves
D. Waves in matter
(i) Wave propagation in dielectrics and conductors
(ii) Microscopic theory of dispersion (Oscillator and Drude models)
(iii) Propagation in dispersive media, group velocity, wave packets
E. Boundary Conditions : Laws of Reflection and Refraction
III. Radiation - The Generation of Electromagnetic Waves
A. Potential Formulation of Electrodynamics: Retarded-Time Potentials
B. Multipole expansions
C. Electric Dipole, and Magnetic Dipole Radiation
D. Scattering
V. Relativistic Electrodynamics
A. Lorentz Transformations, Four-vectors
B. Magnetism as a relativistic phenomenon
C. Transformations of fields
D. The field tensor and invariants
Tentative Schedule of Lectures
Class overview
Review of Physic 405: Statics
R,L and R,C Circuits. Alternating Current (AC) and Impedence
Plane Wave Propagation II
Plane wave applet
Maxwell's Equations in Matter
Waves in Dielectrics
Refraction and Reflection at Oblique Incidence
Models of Material Response
Continuation
Progation and Dispersion
Download 17
Potential Formulations of Maxwell's Equations:
Gauge transformations
Electric Dipole Radiation (I)
Exam II
Dipole Radiation (II)
Larmor Formula, Magnetic Dipole Radiation
Problem Set #1
Due. Fri. Aug. 31
Problem Set #5
Due. Fri. Oct. 19
Problem Set #9
Problem Set #2
Due. Fri. Sept. 7
Problem Set #6
Problem Set #10
Problem Set #3
Due. Fri. Sept. 14
Problem Set #7
Problem Set #11
Problem Set #4
Due. Fri. Oct. 5
Problem Set #8