Fall 2017 - PHYS 421 D100

Electromagnetic Waves (3)

Class Number: 1578

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    AQ 3005, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 16, 2017
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    AQ 5018, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    PHYS 321 (no substitution); PHYS 255 or ENSC 380.

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. Students with credit for PHYS 324 or 425 may not take PHYS 421 for further credit. 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         Electric and magnetic fields of charges in motion

Week 12,13          Radiation and antennas

Grading

  • Midterm I 20%
  • Midterm II 20%
  • Assignments and Tutorials 10%
  • Final Exam 50%

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Required Text:
Intro to Electrodynamics 4th edition
Author:Griffiths
Publisher: Pearson

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:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://students.sfu.ca/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

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