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PHY 415: Electromagnetic Theory I
Prof. S. Teitel stte@pas.rochester.edu  Fall 2010
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lecture 16
linear materials, dielectric constant, magnetic permeability, CluasiusMossotti equation, boundary condition problems, bar magnets

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lecture 17
electromagnetic energy density, Poynting vector, conservation of energy

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lecture 18
conservation of momentum, Maxwell stress tensor, force on a conducting surface, capacitance and inductance matrices
Supplement
force, torque, interaction energy of electric and magnetic dipoles
HW #5 due

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lecture 19
EM waves in a vacuum, frequency dependent atomic polarizability

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MIDTERM EXAM
11am  1pm, BL269

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lecture 20
EM waves in a dielectric, frequency dependent dielectric function, transparent propagation

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lecture 21
resonant absorption, total reflection, waves in conductors, frequency dependent conductivity, skin depth

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lecture 22
waves in conductors, high frequency, plasma oscillations, polarization

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Thanksgiving break
no lecture today
HW #6 due in my mailbox

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Thanksgiving break

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Thanksgiving break

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Thanksgiving break

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Thanksgiving break

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lecture 23
reflection and transmission of waves at an interface, Snell's law, total internal reflection

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