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

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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, Faraday's Law

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lecture 3
Maxwell's correction to Ampere's Law, EM waves, systems of units, scalar and vector potentials, gauge invariance, Lorentz gauge

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Coulomb gauge, longitudinal and transverse parts of a vector function, review of Fourier transforms, physical meaning of the electrostatic potential, Green's function

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Conductors in electrostatics, Coulomb problem as a boundary value problem, electric field at a charged surface, Dirichlet vs Neumann boundary condition, examples, Green's identities and uniqueness

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lecture 6
Uniquness of solutions to the Dirichlet and Neumann boundary value problem, Greens functions for Dirichlet and Neumann boundary conditions, the image charge method for a charge in front of an infinite plane and in front of a conducting sphere

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lecture canceled

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lecture 7
Charge in front of a charged conducting sphere, separation of variables method in rectangular and polar coordinates
HW #1 due

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lecture 8
Electric field at a sharp edge, separation of variables in spherical coordinates, Legendre polynomials

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Examples of problems with azimuthal symmetry.
makeup lecture 11:25am12:40pm in Dewey 2110E

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