PHY-606: Classical Electrodynamics I

Electrostatic fields in vacuum and material media, two- and three dimensional potential problems, the magnetostatic field, interaction of steady currents, Maxwell's equations, the electromagnetic field, wave guides. The field of a moving charge, the Lienard-Wiechert potentials, Lorentz transformation and special relativity, covariant formulation of Maxwell's equations. Radiation of electromagnetic waves, the near field and far field, radiation damping and self fields, spectral resolution of radiation. Magnetohydrodynamics and plasma physics, collisions, scattering and absorption.
Level: 
Graduate
Credits: 
4
Prerequisites: 
PHY 601, 605
Corequisites: 
none
Semester(s) offered: 
Spring

Course Schedules

Semester Sec Instructor Times / Rm
Fall 2008
1
John Donoghue
MWF 12:20
LGRT 1033
Fall 2007
1
Barry Holstein
MWF 12:20
LGRT 1033
Fall 2006
1
John Donoghue
MWF 12:20
LGRT 1033
Fall 2005
1
Barry Holstein
MWF 12:20-1:25
LGRT 1033
Fall 2004 Barry Holstein
MWF 12:20-1:25
LGRT 1033
Fall 2003 Barry Holstein
MWF 12:20
LGRT 1033
Fall 2002
MWF 12:20 - 1:25
LGRT 1033
Fall 2001
MWF 12:20 - 1:25
LRGT 1033
Fall 2000
TuTh 1:00 - 2:15
Hasbrouck 242