
Physics 402
Fall 2017

Electromagnetism II: timedependent electromagnetic fields

Course Materials:

Week 0:
8/31
Review of Electrostatics & Magnetostatics
Physics 402
syllabus
Thursday, August 31 Lecture: Review of Electrostatics and Magnetostatics
Introductory Overheads
(August 31, 2017)

Week 1:
9/57
Introduction to Electrodynamics
Tuesday, September 5 Lecture: Ohm's law and Faraday's law
Thursday, September 7 Lecture: Inductance, EM Energy, and Charge Conservation
Problem Set 1 (due
Thursday, September 14, 2017)

Week 2:
9/129/14
Maxwell's Equations
Tuesday, September 12 Lecture: Maxwell's Equations
No class on Thursday, September 14, 2017

Week 3:
9/199/21 Conservation Laws in Electromagnetism
Tuesday, September 19 Lecture: Poynting's Theorem
Thursday, September 21 Lecture: EM Momentum and Maxwell's Stress Tensor
Problem Set 2 (due
Thursday, September 28, 2017)

Week 4: 9/269/28
Electromagnetic Waves
Tuesday, September 26 Lecture: Plane Waves
Skin effect slides (Tuesday, September 26, 2017)
VMEC Summer Scholar Program flyer [WEBSITE] application deadline: Friday, November 10, 2017
Thursday, September 28 Lecture: Electromagnetic waves
Problem Set 3 (due
Thursday, October 5, 2017)

Week 5:
10/35 Intro to Optics: EM Waves in Matter
Tuesday, October 3 Lecture: EM waves in Matter
Thursday, October 5 Lecture: Stokes' Relations and Snell's Law
Problem Set 4 (due
Thursday, October 12, 2017)

Week 6:
10/1012 Optics  continued
Tuesday, October 10 Lecture: Fresnel's Equations
Thursday, October 12 Lecture: Brewster's Angle
Overheads
for October 1012, 2017 covering ppolarized reflection and transmission,
Brewster's angle, and total internal reflection.
Problem Set 5
(due Thursday, October 26, 2017)

Week 7:
10/19 Midterm
Midterm is Thursday, October 19, 2017.

Week 8: 10/2426 EM Wave in Conductors
Tuesday, October 24 Lecture: EM Waves in Conductors
Thursday, October 26 Lecture: Standing Waves
Problem Set 6
(due Thursday, November 2, 2017)

Week 9: 10/3111/2 Cavities and Transmission Lines
Tuesday, October 31 Lecture: FabryPerot Cavities
Thursday, November 2 Lecture: Coaxial Cable Transmission Lines
Problem Set 7
(due Thursday, November 16, 2017)

Week 10: 11/79 Electrodynamic
Potentials
Tuesday, November 7 Lecture: Electrodynamic Potentials an Gauges
Thursday, November 9 Lecture: Retarded Potentials

Week 11: 11/1416 EM fields
of charges in motion
Tuesday, November 14 Lecture: EM Fields of Charges in Uniform Motion
Thursday, November 16 Lecture: EM Fields of Accelerating Charges
Problem Set 8 (due
Thursday, November 30, 2017)

Week 12: 11/21 Dipole Radiation
Tuesday, November 21 Lecture: Dipole Radiation
Dipole radiation slides (Tuesday, November 21, 2017)

Week 13:
11/2830 Lorentz
Transformations of 4Vectors
Tuesday, November 28 Lecture: EM Radiation Fields
Thursday, November 30 Lecture: Special Relativity and Lorentz Transformations
Problem Set 9 (due Friday, December 8, 2017)

Week 14:
12/57 Covariant
Formulation of Electrodynamics
Tuesday, December 5 Lecture: Minkowski Space and 4Vectors
Thursday, December 7 Lecture: Relativistic Electrodynamics and F^{μν}

Wednesday, December 11, 2017: Final Exam,
9amnoon, Small Hall 235

