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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

3 4

Lecture 6

Conservation of momentum

HW #1 due

5 6 7
8 9

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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Lecture 8

Maxwell's equations in potential form, gauge transformations, Coulomb gauge, Lorentz gauge

HW #2 due

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15 16

Lecture 9

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

17 18

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

19 20 21
22 23

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

24 25

Lecture 12

Frequency dependent polarizability, electric susceptibility and permittivity, non-local in time relation between displacement field D and electric field E

HW #4 due

26 27 28