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PHY 218: Electricity and Magnetism II
Prof. S. Teitel stte@pas.rochester.edu ---- Spring 2016


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Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

lecture 5


2 3

lecture 6

More examples, Maxwell's correction to Ampere's Law, conservation of energy in presence of electromagnetic fields

4 5

HW#1 due

7 8

lecture 7

Electromagnetic energy density and energy current (Poynting vector) of electromagnetic fields

9 10

lecture 8

Conservation of momentum, Maxwell stress tensor, electromagnetic momentum density and angular momentum density, magnetic monopoles, Maxwell's equations in potential form

11 12 13
14 15

lecture 9

Maxwell's equations in potential form, gauge transformations, Coulomb gauge, Lorentz gauge, electromagnetic waves in a vacuum

16 17

lecture 10

Solutions to the wave equation, plane waves, spherical waves, simple harmonic wave, Fourier transform

HW#2 due

18 19 20
21 22

lecture 11

General solution to the homogeneous wave equation, Green's function for the inhomogeneous wave equation, longitudinal, transverse, and circular polarization

23 24

lecture 12

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

25 26

HW#3 due

28 29

lecture 13

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