Electomagnetic Theory (PHYS*7060)
Code and section: PHYS*7060*01
Term: Winter 2023
Instructor: Huan Yang
Guelph mini link Room: MacN 203
Zoom link: see the announcement on the course website
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Office Hour: Monday 2pm-4pm (zoom)
This course covers Solutions to Solutions to Maxwell’s equations; radiation theory, normal modes; multipole expansion; Kirchhoff’s diffraction theory; radiating point charge; optical theorem. Special relativity; transformation laws for the electromagnetic field; line broadening. Dispersion; Kramers-Kronig relations. Magnetohydrodynamics and plasmas.
“Classical Electrodynamics” by John David Jackson 3rd Edition John Wiley & Sons Inc., ISBN 978-0-47130932
We will aim at covering as much as possible the following chapters:
- Chapter 1 Introduction to Electrostatics
- Chapter 2 Boundary Value Problems in Electrostatics I
- Chapter 3 Boundary Value Problems in Electrostatics II
- Chapter 4 Multipoles, Electrostatics of Macroscopic Media, Dielectrics
- Chapter 6 Maxwell Equations, Macroscopic Electromagnetism, Conservation Laws
- Chapter 7 Plane Electromagnetic Waves and Wave Propagation
- Chapter 8 Waveguides, Resonant Cavities and Optical Fibers
- Chapter 9 Radiating Systems, Multipole Fields and Radiation
- Chapter 10 Scattering and Diffraction
100% Assignments (4 assignments)
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