P507 Electricity and Magnetism II
Class meets TR 1:25-3:20 in SW 217
Office: SW 233, phone 5-0303
Text: “Electrodynamics” by J. D. Jackson
Grading is based on homework (40%), a midterm (25%), and a final (35%). The homework (about one assignment per week) is the heart of the class and very important.
Grader: Ruizi Li, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, SW340, 5-0293
(4 cr.) Electricity and Magnetism II: Three
hours of lectures and one hour of recitation. Elementary theory of radiation.
Plane waves in dielectric and conducting media. Dipole and quadruple radiation
from nonrelativistic systems. Further development of radiation theory.
Fourier analysis of radiation field and photons. Scattering and diffraction of
electromagnetic waves. Special relativity. Covariant formulation of electromagnetic
I) Plane waves.
II) Radiating systems.
III) Scattering and diffraction.
IV) Special Relativity.
V) Covriant formulation of electromagnetic theory.
The course will cover parts of chapters 7, 9, 10,11, and 12 in Jackson.
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