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Physics 415: Electromagnetic Theory I
Prof. S. Teitel stte@pas.rochester.edu  Fall 2003
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, Dirac delta function, Gauss' law
 Lecture 2  From Coulomb to Maxwell, part II  Magnetostatics: Lorentz force, magnetic field, BiotSavart law, current density, local conservation of charge, Ampere's law
 Lecture 3  From Coulomb to Maxwell, part III  Electrodynamics: Faraday's law, Maxwell's correction to Ampere's law, electromagnetic waves, scalar and vector potentials, gauge invarience
 Lecture 4  Lorentz gauge and Coulomb gauge, Fourier transforms, longitudinal and transverse parts of a vector field
 Lecture 5  Electrostatics: Poisson's equations, Greens functions part I, conductors in electrostatics, boundary conditions at charged surfaces
 Lecture 6  Some simple problems, Poisson's equation and boundary value problems, uniqueness, Green functions
 Lecture 7  The image charge method
 Lecture 8  Separation of Variables Method, Part I: rectangular and polar coordinates
 Lecture 9  Separation of Variables Method, Part II: spherical coordinates
 Lecture 10  Multipole expansion, Part I: monopole, dipole, and quadrapole moments
 Lecture 11  Multipole expansion, Part II; Eigenfuntion expansion for Green function
 Lecture 12  Magnetostatics: magnetic dipole approximation
 Lecture 13  Boundary value problems in magnetostatics: magnetic scalar potential, symmetry, psuedovectors
 Lecture 14  Macroscopic Maxwell's equations: Dielectric materials, polarization density, electric displacement field D, bound charges
 Lecture 15  Macroscopic Maxwell's equations: Magnetic materials, magnetization density, magnetic field H
 Lecture 16  Macroscopic Maxwell equations: properties of bound charge and current, boundary conditions, linear materials
 Lecture 17  Macroscopic Maxwell's equations: ClausiusMossotti equation, linear materials  examples, magnetostatics of bar magnets
 Lecture 18  Conservation of energy and momentum in electrodynamics
 Lecture 19  Capcitance and inductance tensors; force and torque on electric and magnetic dipoles
 Lecture 20  Electrostatic and magnetostatic interaction energy; energy of dipoles in fields; plane waves in a vacuum
 Lecture 21  Energy and momentum of waves in a vacuum; frequency dependent polarizeability
 Lecture 22  Electromagnetic waves in a dielectric and a conductor
 Lecture 23  Electromagnetic waves and longitudinal modes in a conductor; polarization
 Lecture 24  Reflection and transmission of waves at a planar interface
 Lecture 25  Coefficient of reflection, Brewster's angle; KramersKronig relation
 Lecture 26  Green's function for the wave equation, LienardWiechert potentials; radiation from an oscillating source
 Lecture 27  Radiation from an oscillating source: electric dipole, magnetic dipole, electric quadrapole terms
 Lecture 28  Radiation from point charge, Larmor's formular, special relativity
 Lecture 29  Electrodynamics in special relativity, relativistic Larmor's formula
