PHYS
514 : Electrodynamics

Martin Savage : B457

Martin Savage : B457

- This is the second quarter of the graduate level course on classical electrodynamics

- The text for the class is Classical Electrodynamics by Jackson

- Lectures will be on Tuesdays and
Thursdays between 11.00 am and 12.15 pm in Phys/Astro A114

- Homework will be due each Thursday after the lecture.

- The 75 minute midterm will be on Feb 9 during lecture time.

- The Final exam will be at 4.30 pm Wednesday March 15.

- The course TA is Xiaonan Wang, whos
office
hour is 3.00-4.00pm Wednesdays

- My office hour is Tuesdays 2pm-3pm.

- The Syllabus is the contents of Jackson,
Chapters 1 to 8 inclusive.

Week |
Physics |
Reading (Jackson) and Assignments |

Jan 2 - 6 |
Electrostatics:
Colombs law, Cavendish Experiment with photon mass, Greens theorem, Capacitance, Energy in electric field |
Read :
Chapter I, Chapter 1 and Chapter 2. Assignment 1 due Thursday Jan 5 Assignment 2 due Thursday Jan 12 |

Jan 9-13 |
Force
between Conductors Method of Images : plate, sphere, hemispherical Boss Sphere in a uniform electric field |
Assignment 3 due Thursday Jan 19 |

Jan 16-20 |
Separation
of Variables Systems with spherical boundary conditions |
Read :
Chapter 3 Assignment 4 due Thursday Jan 26 |

Jan 23-27 |
Cylindrical
coordinate systems Green functions inside conducting cylinder : 1/ J,N expansion 2/ K,I expansion Multipole Expansions |
Read :
Chapter 4 Assignment 5 due Thursday Feb 2 |

Jan
30-Feb 3 |
Multipole
Expansions Electric Displacement Dielectrics |
Read :
Chapter 4 No Assignment |

Feb
6-10 MIDTERM EXAM Thursday feb 9. |
Spherical
Capacitors with Dielectrics Energy in electric field with dielectrics Magnetostatics |
Read :
Chapter 5 Assignment 6 due Thursday Feb 16 |

Feb 13-17 |
Biot-Savart
Law Force between currents Current Density Amperes Law Vector potential, Coulomb gauge Superposition Vector Potential due to a Current Loop |
Read :
Chapter 5 Assignment 7 due Thursday Feb 23 |

Feb 20-24 |
Surface
Currents Boundary Conditions on B, A in vacuum Multipole Expansion of A and B Magnetic Dipole Moment Force and Torque on Current Distributions Magnetic Scalar potential Magnetized sphere |
Read :
Chapter 5 Assignment 8 due Thursday March 2 |

Feb
27-March 3 |
Magnetic
shielding Hole in superconducting plane faraday's Law Energy in Magnetic field Inductance |
Read :
Chapter 5 Assignment 9 due Thursday March 2 |

March 6-10 |
Self and
Mututal Inductance Maxwells Equations---the full story Gaug Invariance Lorenz gauge, Columb gauge Greens function, retarded and advanced Time dependent current in a straight wire. |
Read :
Chapter 6 No Assignment |

March
13-17 EXAM WEEK FINAL EXAM Wednesday March 15, 4.30 pm - 6.20pm |
Final Exam |