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4
lecture 19
Reflected and transmitted field amplitudes, coefficient of reflection, region of total reflection, reflection between two transparent media, Brewster's angle, Green's function for the wave equation

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lecture 20
Green's function for the wave equation, radiation from a localized oscillating charge density, expansion for the vector potential

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8
HW#6 due

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11
lecture 21
Electric dipole, magnetic dipole and electric quadrapole terms for radiation, magnetic fields in the electric dipole approximation, radiation zone
review magnetic dipoles

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13
lecture 22
Electirc field, Poynting vector and radiated power in the electric dipole approximation, why is the sky blue?, magnetic dipole radiation

14
lecture 23
Radiation from an arbitrary timedependent charge distribution, Larmor's formula for the radiated power of an accelerated charge, radiationreaction force, radiative decay of a classical atom
makeup lecture during workshop

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lecture 24
LienardWiechert potentials for a moving point charge, potentials and fields for a point charge moving with constant velocity
HW#7 due

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20
lecture 25
Special relativity, Lorentz transformation, time dilation, FitzGerald contraction, simultaneity of events, proper time, proper length

21
lecture 26
4vectors, Lorentz transformation matrix, 4differential, proper time interval, 4velocity, 4acceleration, 4gradient, wave equation operator, 4current, 4potential, the field strength tensor, transformation law for E and B fields
makeup lecture 2pm in BL 372

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25
lecture 27
Maxwell's equations in relativistic form, 4momentum, Minkowski force, relativisitc kinetic energy, conservation of energy and momentum, the Lorentz force in relativistic form

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27
lecture 28
The relativisitic generalization of Larmor's formula
last day of classes
HW#8 due

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