Fall 2017 - PHYS 821 G100

Advanced Electromagnetism I (3)

Class Number: 1641

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    AQ 5005, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    PHYS 421 or equivalent.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

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.

COURSE DETAILS:

 

• 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

Grading

  • Assignments 50%
  • Mid-term 15%
  • Final exam 35%

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Required texts:

Classical Electrodynamics, 3rd ed., J. D. Jackson, Wiley and Sons.


Supplementary texts:
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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