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PHY 415: Electromagnetic Theory I
Prof. S. Teitel stte@pas.rochester.edu  Fall 2013
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lecture 9
Separation of variables in spherical coordinates, Legendre polynomials
HW 2 due

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fall break

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fall break

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lecture 10
Examples, multipole expansion
supplement
Eigenfunction expansion for the Greens function

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lecture 11
Multipole expansion, magnetostatics, magnetic dipole approximation
HW 3 due

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lecture 12
Magnetic dipole approximation, magnetostatic scalar potential, boundary conditions at a sheet current, examples

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lecture 13
Example, symmetry under parity transformations, macroscopic Maxwell's equations

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lecture 14
Dielectrics, polarization density, electric displacement vector D, bound volume and surface charge density
HW 4 due

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lecture 15
Macroscopic Maxwell's equations: magnetization density, H field, bound volume and surface current, vanishing of total bound charge and current

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lecture 16
Boundary conditions, linear materials: electric and magnetic susceptibilities, dielectric constant, magnetic permeability, atomic polarizability and the ClausiusMossotti equation, screening of free charge

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