Advanced Electromagnetic Theory (PHYS*4180)
Code and section: PHYS*4180*01
Term: Fall 2010
Instructor: Jim Davis
We will begin with a brief review of/introduction to Maxwell’s Equations and the multipole expansion of the scalar and vector potentials. Our eventual goal
is to complete the material in Griffiths, starting with the discussion of the conservation of energy, momentum and angular momentum from chapter 8. We
will then continue with the discussion of the propagation of waves, waveguides, the use of potentials in electrodynamics, radiation and electrodynamics and relativity.
Rm. NSC 1243, Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30 to 3:50 PM, but I am generally available any afternoon, especially before exams.
Textbook: Introduction to Electrodynamics, Third Edition, D. J. Griffiths, Prentice Hall
|Monday, Wednesday and Friday||11:30 AM||MacN 118|
Final Exam: Dec. 6, 2010 location TBA TBA
There will be a problem assignment every second week.
(Problem assignments will be due Monday morning, there will be a penalty for late assignments. Problem solutions will be posted on Monday afternoons, so no problem assignments will be accepted after that time).
The following are useful reference books.
- Electromagnetic Fields by R. K. Wangsness, John Wiley. This books is at a level comparable to Griffiths but offers a slightly different perspective.
- Classical Electrodynamics by J. D. Jackson, John Wiley. This book is significantly more advanced and is widely used in graduate level courses in E and M.