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PHY 218: Electricity and Magnetism II
Prof. S. Teitel stte@pas.rochester.edu  Spring 2015
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Lecture 19
Reflection between two transparent media, Brewster's angle, Green's function for the wave equation

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Lecture 20
Radiation from a localized oscillating charge density, expansion for the vector potential, electric dipole term

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HW #6 due 5pm
last day to declare S/F or withdraw from course

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Lecture 21
Magnetic dipole and electric quadrapole terms for radiation, electric and magnetic fields in the electric dipole approximation, radiation zone, Poynting vector and radiated power in the electric dipole approximation

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Lecture 22
Total radiated power in the electric dipole approximation, why is the sky blue?, magnetic dipole radiation, radiation from an arbitrary timedependent charge distribution

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Lecture 23
Larmor's formula for the radiated power of an accelerated charge, radiationreaction force, radiative decay of a classical atom
Lecture 23 Supplement
The AbrahamLorentz Equation  we did not cover this in lecture, and you're not responsible for it, but it is interesting so here it is!

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Lecture 24
LienardWiechert potentials for a moving point charge, potentials and fields for a point charge moving with constant velocity
Makeup lecture 2:003:00pm in BL 372
HW #7 due 5pm

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Lecture 25
Special relativity, Lorentz transformation, time dilation, FitzGerald contraction, simultaneity of events, proper time, proper length, 4vectors

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Lecture 26
Lorentz transformation matrix, 4differential, proper time interval, 4velocity, 4acceleration, 4gradient, wave equation operator, 4current, 4potential, Maxwell's equations in relativistic potential form, the field strength tensor

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Lecture 27
Transformation law for E and B fields, the field strength tensor and Maxwell's inhomogeneous equations, the dual field strength tensor and Maxwell's homogeneous equations, 4momentum, Minkowski force, relativisitc kinetic energy, conservation of energy and momentum

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Lecture 28
The Lorentz force in relativistic form, the relativisitic generalization of Larmor's formula
HW #8 due 5pm
classes end

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reading period begins



