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Physics 721: Theoretical Physics  Electrodynamics
Instructor: Prof. Daniel Chung
Office location: 5207 Chamberlin
Email: danielchung@wisc.edu
Phone: 6082653133
Class coordinates:
Chamberlin 2104
MWF: 11 AM  11:50 AM
Course Info
Lec 1: overview & dim analysis & begin relativistic electrodynamics
HW1
HW1sol
Lec 2: xboosts
Lec 3: general boosts + acceleration transform
HW2
HW2sol
Lec 4: covariant Maxwell equations
Lec 5: Lorentz transform of fields and variational calculus
Lec 6: relativistic charged point particle dynamics + Poincare invariant
HW3
HW3sol
Lec 7: adiabatic invariant and magnetic mirrors
Lec 8: begin solving field equations with external sources
Lec 9: simplified relativistic Green's function
HW4
HW4sol
Lec 10: boundary conditions of PDEs and radiation begin
Lec 11: point charge finish and Noether theorem
Lec 12: energymomentum tensor of electromagnetism
HW5
HW5sol
Lec 13: Larmor formula
Lec 14: relativistic beaming + begin electrostatics
Lec 15: ideal conductors and capacitance
HW6
HW6sol
Lec 16: method of images
Lec 17: separation of variables + begin conformal mapping
Lec 18: continue conformal mapping
HW7
HW7sol
Lec 19: finish conformal mapping and start curvilinear coordinates
Lec 20: spherical coordinate solution
Lec 21: cylindrical coordinate solution
HW8
HW8sol
Lec 22: multipole expansion
Lec 23: dielectric boundary conditions
Lec 24: dielectric energy and forces on dielectrics; begin magnetostatics
HW9
HW9sol
Lec 25: magnetostatics techniques in summing currents
Lec 26: elliptic integral, coil, and multipole start
Lec 27: magnetic dipole field, force, torque + field due to density of dipoles
HW10
HW10sol
Lec 28: magnetostatic boundary conditions
Lec 29: magnetostatic energy and inductance
Lec 30: vector potential, H potential, magnetic shielding
HW11
HW11sol
Lec 31: electrodynamics in media + plane waves in nonconducting media
Lec 32: polarization and Stokes parameters + begin wave packets
Lec 33: finish wave packets + refraction on a planar boundary
HW12
HW12sol
Lec 34: more reflections + begin frequency dependent dielectric constant
Lec 35: resonant absorption, reflection, plasma mass, magnetosphere
Lec 36: review boundary conds and field damping in a conductor
HW13
HW13sol
Lec 37: Maxwell eqs relevant for wave guides + TEM mode
Lec 38: TE and TM modes of the wave guide + energy propagation
HW14
HW14sol
Lec 39: TM mode energy attenuation + boundary perturbation
Lec 40: polarized differential crosssection + electric dipole approx
Lec 41: scattering example + exam prep begin
old final
Lec 42: more exam prep
practice problems
practice problem sols
formulae
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