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PHY 415: Electromagnetic Theory I
Prof. S. Teitel stte@pas.rochester.edu ---- Fall 2017


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1 2 3

lecture canceled

4 5

lecture canceled

HW #2 due, 4pm in the homework locker

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8 9

fall break


fall break

11 12

lecture canceled

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lecture 10

Electrostatic multipole expansion, monopole, dipole, quadrupole moments


Eigenfunction expansion for the Greens function

18 19

lecture 11

Electric quadrupole example, magnetostatic multipole expansion, magnetic dipole approximation

HW #3 due, in lecture


lecture 12

Magnetic dipole for a flat planar loop, magnetostatic scalar potential, boundary conditions at a sheet current, examples

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

22 23 24

lecture 13

Symmetry under parity transformations, vectors and psuedovectors, macroscopic Maxwell's equations, dielectrics, polarization density, electric displacement vector D

25 26

lecture 14

Bound surface charge density, magnetization density and bound current, the magnetic field H, conservation of bound charge

HW #4 due, in lecture


lecture 15

Bound surface current, vanishing of total bound charge and bound current, boundary conditions, linear materials, electric and magnetic susceptibilities, dielectric constant, magnetic permeability, atomic polarizability and the Clausius-Mossotti equation

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

29 30 31

lecture 16

Screening of free charge, examples, a point charge in a dielectric sphere