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PHY 218: Electricity and Magnetism II
Prof. S. Teitel stte@pas.rochester.edu  Spring 2017
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lecture 13
Waves in a conductor, free current density and free charge density, frequency dependent conductivity, dispersion relation, good and poor conductors, skin depth, plasma frequency

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HW #5 due

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lecture 14
Longitudinal modes in a conductor, plasma oscillations, reflection and transmission of waves at an interface, Snell's law, critical angle, total internal reflection
Notes on the Faraday Effect

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lecture 15
Corrections to Snell's law for a dissipative medium, transmission into a highly absorptive medium, reflected and transmitted field amplitudes, coefficient of reflection, region of total reflection

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spring break

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spring break

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spring break

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spring break

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spring break

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spring break

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spring break

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spring break

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spring break

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lecture 16
Reflection between two transparent media, Brewster's angle, Green's function for the wave equation

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lecture 17
Radiation from a localized oscillating charge density, expansion for the vector potential, electric dipole, magnetic dipole and electric quadrapole terms for radiation

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MIDTERM EXAM, 5:00  7:00 pm in Hylan 105

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lecture 18
Relative sizes of dipole and quadrapole terms, electric and magnetic fields in the electric dipole approximation, radiation zone limit, Poynting vector and radiated power in the electric dipole approximation, why is the sky blue?

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lecture 19
Magnetic dipole radiation, radiation from an arbitrary timedependent charge distribution, Larmor's formula for the radiated power of an accelerated charge
Supplement
Greens function for the wave equation in real spacetime

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HW #6 due



