Fall 2017 - PHYS 821 G100
Advanced Electromagnetism I (3)
Class Number: 1641
Delivery Method: In Person
Advanced topics in classical electromagnetic theory: review of Maxwell's equations in free space and in macroscopic media, with applications in contemporary research; relativistic unification of electromagnetism; Lagrangian and Hamiltonian methods in electromagnetism.
• Review of Maxwell’s equations
• Electrostatic boundary value problems, Green's functions, dielectrics
• Magnetostatics, dia-para-ferro-magnetism, superconductivity
• Time-varying fields, scattering of electromagnetic waves
• Lorentz transformation, radiation by moving charges
• Covariant formulation of electromagnetism, gauge invariance, Higgs mechanism
• Time permitting: magnetic monopoles, magnetohydrodynamics, other topics
- Assignments 50%
- Mid-term 15%
- Final exam 35%
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Classical Electrodynamics, 3rd ed., J. D. Jackson, Wiley and Sons.
Classical Electromagnetic Field, L. Eyges, Dover
Classical Theory of Fields, 4th ed., L. Landau and E. Lifshitz, Pergamon
Modern Electrodynamics, A. Zangwill, Cambridge University Press.
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