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Physics 415: Electromagnetic Theory I
Prof. S. Teitel stte@pas.rochester.edu  Fall 2004
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, BiotSavart law,
current density, local charge conservation, Ampere's law; Dynamics: Faraday's law, Maxwell's correction to Ampere's law, electromagnetic waves, systems of units
 Lecture 3  Electromagnetic potentials  scalar and vector potentials for statics and dynamics, gauge invarience, Lorentz gauge, Coulomb gauge
 Lecture 4  Helmholtz's theorem, longitudinal and transverse parts of a vector field, Fourier transforms, work and the electrostatic potential
 Lecture 5  Electrostatics: solving Poisson's equation for simple geometries, conductors in electrostatics, behavior at surface charge layers
 Lecture 6  Boundary value problem for Poisson's equation, uniqueness, Green functions
 Lecture 7  Image charge method for electrostatics
 Lecture 8  Separation of variables  rectangular and polar coordinates
 Lecture 9  Separation of variables  spherical coordinates, examples
 Lecture 10  Multipole expansion  monopole, dipole, quadrapole tensor
 Lecture 11  Eigenfunction expansion for the Greens function, magnetostatics
 Lecture 12  Magnetic dipole approximation, magnetic scalar potential
 Lecture 13  Magnetic scalar potential continued, vectors and pseudovectors, dielectrics
 Lecture 14  Dielectrics  the displacement field D; polarization and bound charge; intro to magnetic materials
 Lecture 15  Magnetic field H, magnetization density, bound currents
 Lecture 16  Boundary conditions, linear materials, ClausiusMassotti relation
 Lecture 17  Boundary value problems with linear dielectrics; bar magnets
 Lecture 18  Energy and momentum conservation in electrmagnetism
 Lecture 19  Force and torque on electric and magnetic dipoles; capacitance and inductance
 Lecture 20  Energy of electric and magnetic dipoles in an external field; waves in a vacuum
 Lecture 21  Electromagnetic waves in matter, frequency dependent polarizability
 Lecture 22  Electromagnetic waves in dielectrics
 Lecture 23  Electromagnetic waves in conductors, plasma oscillation
 Lecture 24  Polarization of waves, reflection and transmission at interfaces
 Lecture 25  Reflection and transmission at interfaces continued; total internal reflection, reflection coefficients, Brewster's angle
 Lecture 26  KarmersKronig relation, Greens function for the wave equation, the LienardWiechert potentials
 Lecture 27  Potentials from a uniformly moving charge, multipole expansion for radiation from an oscillating current
 Lecture 28  Radiated fields and power for electric dipole, magnetic dipole, and electric quadrapole radiation
 Lecture 29  Radiation from a source with general time dependence, radiation from a moving point charge, Larmor's formula
