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PHY 415: Electromagnetic Theory I
Prof. S. Teitel stte@pas.rochester.edu  Fall 2017
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lecture 17
Bar magnets, electromagnetism and conservation of energy, electromagnetic energy density, Poynting vector, conservation of momentum

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MIDTERM EXAM 11:25am1:25pm in Dewey 2110E

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lecture 18
Maxwell stress tensor, force on a conducting surface, capacitance matrix, inductance matrix
supplement
Force, torque, and interaction energy for electric and magnetic dipoles in an external field  we did not go over this in lecture.

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lecture 19
Electromagnetic waves in a vacuum, energy and momentum in electromagntic waves, frequency dependent atomic polarizability

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lecture 20
Complex frequency dependent dielectric function, electromagnetic waves in a dielectric, dispersion relation, phase velocity, group velocity, normal and anomalous dispersion
makeup lecture 11:25am12:40pm in Dewey 2110E

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lecture 21
Electromagnetic waves in a dielectric: transparent propagation, resonant absorption, total reflection, electromagnetic waves in conductors: frequency dependent conductivity
HW #5 due, in lecture

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lecture 22
Electromagnetic waves in conductors: low frequency "good" conductors, skin depth, high frequencies, longitudinal modes and plasma oscillations; polarization of transverse waves

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lecture 23
Linear, circular and elliptical polarization, waves at interfaces, angles of incidence, reflection and transmission, Snell's law, total internal reflection
makeup lecture 11:25am12:40pm in Dewey 2110E

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lecture 24
Snell's law for dissipative media, coefficient of reflection, total reflection, Brewster's angle

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HW #6 due by noon in homework locker
Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving

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lecture 25
KramersKronig relation, Green's function for the wave equation, LienardWeichert potentials for a moving charged particle

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lecture 26
Potentials from a point charged particle moving with constant velocity, radiation from a source oscillating with simple harmonic motion, electric dipole, magnetic dipole, and electric quadrupole radiation



