29::213 Classical Electrodynamics
Fall Semester 2000
HOMEWORKS AND READINGS (J=Jackson)
week 1
Readings. J: Introduction; Appendix on Units and Dimensions;
Chapter 1, sections
1 to 5.
Derivations

Derive the second and third vector formulas (on the back of the cover
page of J.) using the "tensorial" method explained in class

Derive the expression of the curl of a vector field in cylindrical
coordinates

Derive formulas (1.73) and (1.74).
Problems (due Tuesday 29 Sept.)
week
Readings: J: Chapter sections
Optional readings:
Derivations:
Problems (due )
Solve Problems 3 and 4 in Chapter 1 (Problems 6 and 7 will be part of the next
assignment)
IMPORTANT: SHOW ALL THE DETAILS OF YOUR WORK
Friday 9/10
Readings: J. Chapter 2, sections 17.
Problems (due Friday 10):

Derive formula (1.58). There is a misprint in the book, rho has a x1x2 at
the denominator not xx2 ! Show that (1.58) leads to the expected result.

Solve Problems 1, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 22 in Chapter 1
Friday 9/17
Readings: J. Chapter 2, sections 812.
Problems (due Friday 17):

Show that the integration of (2.7) yields (2.6). Show the details of the
integration.

Derive (2.9), (2.11) and (2.18).

Solve Problems 1, 2 and 4 in Chapter 2
Friday 9/24
Readings: J. Chapter 3, sections 16.
Problems (due Friday 24):
Solve Problems 5, 7, 9, 11, 12 in Chapter 2
Friday 10/1
Readings: J. Chapter 3, sections 713.
Problems (due Friday 1):
Solve Problems 13, 14, 23, 26 in Chapter 2, and 1 in Chapter 3.
Friday 10/8
Problems (due Friday 8):
Solve Problems 2, 5, 6, 9, 10 in Chapter 3.
TEST: Monday October 18
Friday 10/22
Read: Chapter 4, sections 1, 2 and 3.
Problems (due Friday 22):

Find the first 3 nu in Eq. 3.44 for beta= 0.75 pi.

Work out the details of the last sentence of page 107: "
In essentially the same way...."

Solve Problems 8, 13 and 17 in Chapter 3; 1 in Chapter 4.
Friday 10/29
Read: Chapter 4, sections 4 to 7.
Problems (due Friday 29):
Solve Problems 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 in Chapter 4.
Wednesday 11/10
Read: Chapter 5, sections 1 to 5.
Problems (due Wednesday 11/10):
Solve Problems 8, 9, 10 and 13 in Chapter 4.
Wednesday 11/17
Read: Chapter 5, sections 6 to 10.
Problems (due Wednesday 11/17):
Solve Problems 11 in Chapter 4 and 1, 2, 3, 6 and 8 in Chapter 5.
Wednesday 12/1
Read: Chapter 5, sections 11 to end.
Problems (due Wednesday 12/1):
Solve Problems 10, 13, 15, 17 and 19 in Chapter 5.
Monday 12/6: Midterm II