Fall 2021 - PHYS 421 D100

Electromagnetic Waves (3)

Class Number: 1807

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
    SSCK 9500, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    PHYS 321 (no substitution); PHYS 255 or ENSC 380, both with a minimum grade of C-.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

A continuation of PHYS 321: properties of electromagnetic waves and their interaction with matter. Transmission lines and waveguides; antennas, radiation and scattering; propagation of electromagnetic waves in free space and in matter; reflection and refraction at boundaries; polarization, interference and diffraction. Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

Course Outline (times are approximate)

Week 1 Review of time-varying fields and Maxwell's equations

Week 2,3 Conservation laws: charge, energy, momentum

Week 4,5,6,7 Electromagnetic waves

Week 8,9 Waveguides, transmission lines

Week 10,11 Potentials and fields of charges in motion

Week 12,13 Radiation and antennas

Grading

  • Midterm I 15%
  • Midterm II 15%
  • Assignments and Tutorials 10%
  • Final Exam 60%

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

RequiredText:
Intro to Electrodynamics 4th edition
Author:Griffiths

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Students who cannot write their exam during the course's scheduled exam time must request accommodation from their instructor in writing, clearly stating the reason for this request, before the end of the first week of classes.

Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2021

Teaching at SFU in fall 2021 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with approximately 70 to 80 per cent of classes in person/on campus, with safety plans in place.  Whether your course will be in-person or through remote methods will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the fall 2021 term.