Fall 2023 - PHYS 421 D100
Electromagnetic Waves (3)
Class Number: 1448
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Sep 6 – Dec 5, 2023: Mon, Wed, Fri, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Oct 10, 2023: Tue, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 13, 2023
Wed, 8:30–11:30 a.m.
Prerequisites:PHYS 321 (no substitution); PHYS 255 or ENSC 380; both with a minimum grade of C-.
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 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
- Homework, quizzes and tutorials 20%
- Midterms (2x20) 40%
- Final Exam 40%
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Intro to Electrodynamics 4th edition
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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Department Undergraduate Notes:
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