Course Description The course is a continuation of 029:129. It covers magnetism, electromagnetic waves, ac circuits, and applications of Maxwell's equations to waveguides, antennas, optics, plasma physics, and other selected topics. See 029:132 for lab work. The instructor is Reno.
Prerequisites: 029:129
Course Timeline
Week 

Day 

Topic 

Event 
01/1501/20 
: 
01/15 
: 
holiday 
: 
University Holiday 


01/17 
: 
Ohm's Law, emf 
: 
First Class Meeting 


01/19 
: 
Faraday's Law 
: 

01/2201/27 
: 
01/22 
: 
Inductance 
: 
PS 1 due:Ch. 7:1,2,7,10,11 


01/24 
: 
Energy in Mag Fields 
: 



01/26 
: 
Maxwell's Eqns 
: 

01/2902/03 
: 
01/29 
: 
Maxwell's Eqns 
: 
PS 2 due:Ch. 7:12,17,18,21,25,48,52 


01/31 
: 
Conservation Laws, Poynting Thm 
: 



02/02 
: 
Momentum, stress tensor 
: 

02/0502/10 
: 
02/05 
: 
Angular Momentum 
: 
PS 3 due:Ch. 7:33,34,53,54, Ch. 8:2,3,9



02/07 
: 
Examples, review 
: 



02/09 
: 
Exam 1 
: 
Chapters 7 and 8 
02/1202/17 
: 
02/12 
: 
Waves in 1D, complex notation 
: 



02/14 
: 
Boundary conditions, polarization 
: 



02/16 
: 
EM waves in vacuum, energy and momentum 
: 

02/1902/24 
: 
02/19 
: 
Prop. in linear media 
: 
PS 4 due: Ch. 9:2,3,9,11,12 


02/21 
: 
Snell's Law 
: 



02/23 
: 
Absorption and dispersion 
: 

02/2603/03 
: 
02/26 
: 
Conducting surfaces 
: 
PS 5 due: Ch. 9, 14,16,17,19,33,36 


02/28 
: 
Dispersion 
: 



03/01 
: 
Guided waves 
: 

03/0503/10 
: 
03/05 
: 
Guided waves 
: 
PS 6 due:Ch. 9, 20,28,29,30,31 


03/07 
: 
Exam 2 
: 
Chapter 9 


03/09 
: 
Potential Formulation 
: 

03/1203/17 
: 
03/12 
: 
Spring Break 
: 

03/1903/24 
: 
03/19 
: 
Retarded potentials 
: 



03/21 
: 
LienardWeichert potentials 
: 



03/23 
: 
Moving point charge 
: 

03/2603/31 
: 
03/26 
: 
Examples 
: 
PS 7 due: Ch. 10:6,7,10,11,12,14. 


03/28 
: 
Dipole Radiation 
: 



03/30 
: 
Magnetic dipole radiation 
: 

04/0204/07 
: 
04/02 
: 
Arbitrary sources 
: 
PS 8 due: Ch. 10:25, Ch. 11: 2, 3, 6, 22, 23



04/04 
: 
Larmor Formula 
: 



04/06 
: 
Radiation Reaction 
: 

04/0904/14 
: 
04/09 
: 
Special Rel., velocity addition 
: 
PS 9 due: 


04/11 
: 
Time dilation, lorentz contraction 
: 



04/13 
: 
Lorentz transformations, scalar product 
: 

04/1604/21 
: 
04/16 
: 
Relativistic mechanics 
: 
PS 10 due 


04/18 
: 
Relativistic kinematics 
: 



04/20 
: 
Relativistic dynamics 
: 

04/2304/28 
: 
04/23 
: 
Transf of EM fields 
: 
PS 11 due: 


04/25 
: 
Field Tensor 
: 



04/27 
: 
Tensor notation and electrodynamics 
: 

04/3005/05 
: 
04/30 
: 
Relativistic Potentials 
: 
PS 12 due: 
05/1105/12 
: 
05/11 
: 
Final Exam 
: 
7:30 AM 
Assigned Readings The required text is Introduction to Electrodynamics,
Third Edition by David J. Griffiths (Prentice Hall).
A copy is on reserve in the physics library.
Supplemental Resources For topics in special relativity, there are a number of good
books, including:
A.P. French, Special Relativity,
E.F. Taylor and J. A. Wheeler, Spacetime Physics.
These are on reserve, as are books on electrodynamics
including:
R. Feynman and Sands, Feynman Lectures on Physics Vol II,
R.H. Good, Classical Electromagnetism,
J.D. Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics,
P. Lorrain, D. Corson and F. Lorrain, Electromagnetic Fields
and Waves,
H.C. Ohanian, Classical Electrodynamics,
E.M. Purcell, Electricity and Magnetism.

Course Information 
Grade Composition
 The course grade will be determined using 20% for each exam and 40% weight for the homework scores. Plus/minus grading will be used.

