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Physics 415: Electromagnetic Theory I Prof. S. Teitel stte@pas.rochester.edu ----- Fall 2002
(note: this calendar may be revised as the semester progresses)
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Lecture 1
Electrostatics: Coulomb's law, electric field, charge density, Gauss' law
Lecture 2
Magnetostatics: Lorentz force, Biot-Savart 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 Canceled
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
HW#1 due
Lecture 6
Image charge method
Lecture 7
Separation of variables method: rectangular and polar coordinates