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Physics 415: Electromagnetic Theory I
Prof. S. Teitel stte@pas.rochester.edu  Fall 2002
Lecture Notes
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 Lecture 0  A brief history of electromagnetism
 Lecture 1  From Coulomb to Maxwell, part I  Electrostatics: Coulomb's law, electric field, charge density, Gauss' law
 Lecture 2  From Coulomb to Maxwell, part II  Magnetostatics: Lorentz force, BiotSavart law, magnetic field, current density, local charge conservation, Ampere's law; Dynamics: Faraday's law, Maxwell's correction to Ampere's law, Maxwell's equations, systems of units
 Lecture 3  Electromagnetic potentials: scalar and vector potentials for statics and dynamics, gauge invarience, Lorentz gauge, Coulomb gauge
 Lecture 4  Electrostatics: solving Poisson's equation for simple geometries, conductors in electrostatics, behavior at surface charge layers
 Lecture 5  Boundary value problem for Poisson's equation, uniqueness, Green functions
 Lecture 6  Image charge method
 Lecture 7  Separation of variables method: rectangular and polar coordinates
 Lecture 8  Separation of variables continued: spherical coordinates
 Lecture 9  Multipole expansion for the electrostatic potential
 Lecture 10  Eigenfunction expansion for the Green function
 Lecture 11  Magnetostatics: the magnetic dipole approximation
 Lecture 12  The magnetic scalar potential: boundary value problems in magnetostatics; parity and pseudovectors
 Lecture 13  Macroscopic Maxwell's equations: dielectric materials
 Lecture 14  Macroscopic Maxwell's equations: magnetic materials
 Lecture 15  Macroscopic Maxwell equations: properties of bound charge and current, boundary conditions, linear materials, ClausiusMossotti equation
 Lecture 16  Macroscopic Maxwell equations: linear materials  examples; magnetostatics of bar magnets
 Lecture 17  Electromagnetic field energy and momentum: Poynting's vector and the Maxwell stress tensor
 Lecture 18  Odds and ends: capacitance and inductance; force, torque and energy of electric and magnetic dipoles
 Lecture 19  Electromagnetic waves in a vacuum
 Lecture 20  Electromagnetic waves in a dielectric
 Lecture 21  Electromagnetic waves in a conductor; polarization
 Lecture 22  Reflection and transmission of waves at interfaces
 Lecture 23  Green's function for the inhomogeneous wave equation; LienardWiechert Potentials for a moving charge
 Lecture 24  Radiation from an oscillating source; electric dipole, magnetic dipole, and electric quadrapole terms
 Lecture 25  Radiation from a source with general time dependence; radiation from a moving point charge; Larmor's formula
 Lecture 26  Electrodynamics and special relativity
