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
Spring 2017 Jun Yan
MWF 9:05-9:55
LGRT 1033
Spring 2016
1
Jun Yan
MWF 9:05-9:55
LGRT 1033
Spring 2015 Jun Yan
MWF 9:05-9:55
LGRT 1033
Spring 2014
1
Jun Yan
MWF 9:05-9:55
LGRT 1033
Spring 2013
1
Jennifer Ross
MWF 9:05
LGRT 1033
Fall 2012
1
Christian Santangelo
MWF 12:20
HAS 230
Fall 2011
1
Christian Santangelo
MWF 12:20
LGRT 1033
Fall 2010
1
Christian Santangelo
MWF 12:20
LGRT 1033
Fall 2009
1
John Donoghue
MWF 12:20
LGRT 1033
Fall 2008
1
John Donoghue
MWF 12:20
LGRT 1033