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PHYS 5210 - Electromagnetic Waves, Maxwell Equations, and Relativity

  
Course last offered 
 :   
Fall 2016/17
Instructor(s)
 :
Ping SHENG
No. of credits
 :
 4


Teaching Pattern
  • Duration of course: about 14 weeks
  • Lecture hour(s) per week: 4 
 
Content
  • Wave solutions of the Maxwell equations
  • Electromagnetic wave propagation
  • Scattering and diffraction
  • Fourier optics
  • Dielectric constant of metals and dielectrics and its analytic properties
  • Guided waves
  • Radiation by accelerating charges
  • Special relativity and the transformation of Maxwell equations
  • Radiation by moving charges
 
 
Textbook
  • J. D. Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics, 3rd edition (Wiley)

 

 

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