## 29::213 Classical Electrodynamics

### 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 1-7.
Problems (due Friday 10):
• Derive formula (1.58). There is a misprint in the book, rho has a x1-x2 at the denominator not x-x2 ! 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 8-12.
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 1-6.
Problems (due Friday 24): Solve Problems 5, 7, 9, 11, 12 in Chapter 2

#### Friday 10/1

Readings: J. Chapter 3, sections 7-13.
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.