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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 11:25am-1:25pm 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

make-up lecture 11:25am-12:40pm 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

make-up lecture 11:25am-12:40pm in Dewey 2110E

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lecture 24

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HW #6 due by noon in homework locker

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