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PHY 218: Electricity and Magnetism II
Prof. S. Teitel stte@pas.rochester.edu  Spring 2015
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Lecture 5
Conservation of energy: energy density and energy current (Poynting vector) of electromagnetic fields

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Lecture 6
Conservation of momentum
HW #1 due

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Lecture 7
Maxwell stress tensor, electromagnetic momentum density and angular momentum density, magnetic monopoles, Dirac's argument for the quantization of charge

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Last date to add or drop course

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Lecture 8
Maxwell's equations in potential form, gauge transformations, Coulomb gauge, Lorentz gauge
HW #2 due

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Lecture 9
Electromagnetic waves in a vacuum, solutions to the wave equation, plane waves, spherical waves, simple harmonic wave, Fourier transform

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Lecture 10
General solution to the homogeneous wave equation, Green's function for the inhomogeneous wave equation, longitudinal, transverse, and circular polarization
HW #3 due

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Lecture 11
Electromagnetic waves in a vacuum, energy and momentum of EM waves in a vacuum, macroscopic Maxwell's equations in matter, wave in a linear material with constant permeability and permeativity

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Lecture 12
Frequency dependent polarizability, electric susceptibility and permittivity, nonlocal in time relation between displacement field D and electric field E
HW #4 due

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