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PHY 415: Electromagnetic Theory I
Prof. S. Teitel stte@pas.rochester.edu  Fall 2013
Lecture Notes
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The lecture note files correspond roughly to the material presented in a given day's lecture. But you may on occassion find the end of one day's lecture at the start of the file for the next day's lecture, so please look there if you think there might be something missing.
 Lecture 0  A brief history of electromagnetism
 Lecture 1  From Coulomb to Maxwell: charge, Coulomb's law, the electric field, differential and integral form of Maxwell's equations for electrostatics
 Lecture 2  From Coulomb to Maxwell: Lorentz force, the magnetic field, BiotSavart law, current density, charge conservation and the definition of magnetostatics, Maxwell's equations for magnetostatics
 Lecture 3  Faraday's Law, Maxwell's correction to Ampere's Law, EM waves, systems of units, scalar and vector potentials, gauge invariance, Lorentz gauge
 Lecture 4  Coulomb gauge, Longitudinal and transverse parts of a vector function, review of Fourier transforms
 Lecture 5  Physical meaning of the electrostatic potential, Green's function, conductors in electrostatics, Coulomb problem as a boundary value problem, electric field at a charged surface, Dirichlet vs Neumann boundary condition
 Lecture 6  Examples, Green's identities and uniqueness, the image charge method for a charge in front of an infinite plane
Green's functions, part II  Greens functions for Dirichlet and Neumann boundary conditions  we will not go over this in lecture.
 Lecture 7  Image charges continued, charge in front of a conducting sphere
 Lecture 8  Separation of variables method in rectangular and polar coordinates
 Lecture 9  Separation of variables in spherical coordinates, Legendre polynomials
 Lecture 10  Examples, multipole expansion
Green's functions, part III  Eigenfunction expansion for the Greens function  we did not go over this in lecture, but it provides some of the theoretical basis for why the separation of variables method works
 Lecture 11  Multipole expansion, magnetostatics, magnetic dipole approximation
 Lecture 12  Magnetic dipole approximation, magnetostatic scalar potential, boundary conditions at a sheet current, examples
 Lecture 13  Example, symmetry under parity transformations, macroscopic Maxwell's equations
 Lecture 14  Dielectrics, polarization density, electric displacement vector D, bound volume and surface charge density
 Lecture 15  Macroscopic Maxwell's equations: magnetization density, H field, bound volume and surface current, vanishing of total bound charge and current
 Lecture 16  Boundary conditions, linear materials: electric and magnetic susceptibilities, dielectric constant, magnetic permeability, atomic polarizability and the ClausiusMossotti equation, screening of free charge
 Lecture 17  Examples, point charge in a dielectric sphere
 Lecture 18  Bar magnets, electromagnetism and conservation of energy, electromagnetic energy density, Poynting vector, conservation of momentum
 Lecture 19  Maxwell stress tensor, force on a conducting surface, Capacitance matrix, inductance matrix, electromagnetic waves in a vacuum
Supplement  Force, torque, and interaction energy for electric and magnetic dipoles in an external field  we did not go over this in lecture.
 Lecture 20  Electromagnetic waves in a vacuum, energy and momentum in electromagntic waves, frequency dependent atomic polarizability
 Lecture 21  Frequency dependent dielectric function, electromagnetic waves in a dielectric: transparent propagation, resonant absorption, total reflection
 Lecture 22  Electromagnetic waves in conductors: frequency dependent conductivity, low frequency "good" conductors, skin depth, high frequencies, longitudinal modes and plasma oscillations
 Lecture 23  Linear, circular and elliptical polarization, waves at interfaces, angles of incidence, reflection and transmission, Snell's law, total internal reflection
 Lecture 24  Snell's law for dissipative media, coefficient of reflection, total reflection, Brewster's angle
 Lecture 25  KramersKronig relation, Green's function for the wave equation, LienardWeichert potentials for a moving charged particle
 Lecture 26  Potentials from a charged point particle moving with constant velocity, radiation from a source oscillating with simple harmonic motion, electric dipole, magnetic dipole, and electric quadrupole radiation
 Lecture 27  Radiated E and B fields, Poynting vector and radiated power from an oscillating source
 Lecture 28  Radiation from a general time dependent source, Larmor's formula for radiation from an accelerating charge, special relativity, Lorentz transformation, 4vectors, proper time, 4velocity, 4gradient
 Lecture 29  4current, 4potential, field strength tensor and Maxwell's equations, energymomentum 4vector, Lorentz force, relativistic Larmor's formula

