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PHY 218: Electricity and Magnetism II
Prof. S. Teitel stte@pas.rochester.edu  Spring 2017
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lecture 20
Radiationreaction force, radiative decay of a classical atom, LienardWiechert potentials for a moving point charge
Supplement
The AbrahamLorentz Equation

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lecture 21
Potentials and fields for a point charge moving with constant velocity, and for a charge accelerating

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HW #7 due

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lecture 22
Special relativity, Lorentz transformation, time dilation, FitzGerald contraction, simultaneity of events, proper time, proper length

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lecture canceled

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lecture 23
4vectors, Lorentz transformation matrix, 4differential, proper time interval, 4velocity, 4acceleration, 4gradient, wave equation operator, 4current, 4potential
makeup lecture during workshop, 5pm in Hylan 105

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HW #8 due

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lecture canceled

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lecture 24
The field strength tensor F_{μν}, transformation law for E and B fields, Maxwell's equations in relativistic form, energymomentum 4vector, Minkowski force, relativisitc kinetic energy

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lecture 25
Conservation of energy and momentum, the Lorentz force in relativistic form, the relativisitic generalization of Larmor's formula
makeup lecture during workshop, 5pm in Hylan 105

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lecture 26
LienardWiechert potentials in relativistic form, field strength tensor and E and B fields for a charged particle moving on an abritrary trajectory
HW #9 due

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lecture 27
Angular distribution of radiated power from an accelerating charge, nonrelativistic limit, linear motion, circular motion

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