Professor: Ken Intriligator, Mayer Hall 5234 TA / grader: Kevin Spiro Course Times
: MW 11-12:20, MYR-A 2623.
Textbook : "Classical Electromagnetism in a Nutshell," by Anupam Garg. Other recommended books: Jackson, Landau and Lifshitz (Classical Theory of Fields + Electrodynamics of Continuous Media). Homework : Assigned weekly. (25% of your grade). Note: late HW will not be accepted. No exceptions. Please, don't even ask. Midterm: Weds. Feb 6, during the lecture time. Bring bluebooks. (25% of grade) Final: Monday March 18, 11:30-2:30 (50% of grade) |
date | topic (and link to notes) | Homework |
1/7 | Introduction (ch 1, 2) | |
1/9 | Electrostatics in vacuum (ch 3) | HW 1 (due Jan 16) hints |
1/14 | Magnetostatics in vacuum (ch 4) | |
1/16 | Magnetostatics cont (ch 4) | HW 2 (due Jan 23) hints |
1/23 | Induced electromagnetic fields | HW 3 (due Jan 30) hints |
1/28 | Magnetic field energy, conservation | |
1/30 | Field energy, conservation | HW 4, due Feb 6. hints |
2/4 | Field energy, momentum, angular momentum | |
2/6 | Midterm (with solutions) | |
2/11 | Relativity lite, light waves | |
2/13 | Solving the D'Alembertian eqn | HW5 (due 2/20) |
2/20 | Moving charge's fields | HW 6 (due 2/27) |
2/25 | accelerating charges' radiation | |
2/27 | motion of charges in E and B fields | HW 7 due Mar 13 |
3/4 | Relativity | |
3/6 | Relativity cont | |
3/11 | Field Lagrangian, stress tensor | |
3/13 | stress tensor cont see also here and here |