Astronomy 9620a / Physics 9302a, Fall 2017

Classical Electrodynamics

Time & Place: W 9:30-10:30; F 9:30-11:30 Room: PAB-26

Instructor: Alex Buchel, Ext: 88794, E-mail: abuchel[at]

Office hours: after lecture or by appointment.

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Midterm: Oct.26, 7-10pm, Room: PAB26

No formular sheet, review/know electric/magnetic dipole formulars

FINAL EXAM: PAB 26 from 7:00PM-10:00PM on Wed Dec 13, 2017

Course outline: [outline.pdf]

I. Electrostatics:
II. Magnetostatics:
III. Maxwell's equations:
IV. Wave propagation, waveguides, and resonant cavities
V. Magnetohydrodynamics and plasma physics
VI. Radiating systems:
VII. Covariant formulation of electrodynamics:
VIII. Radiation by moving charges:


The primary text is "Classical Electrodynamics", 3rd edition (John Wiley and Sons), by John D. Jackson

Course evaluation:

Course grade will be based on several homework assignments, midterm and final exams.


Homework 1, due Oct.13(.pdf) (solution_part1.pdf) (solution_part2.pdf) (solution_part3.pdf) (solution_part4.pdf)
Homework 2, due Nov.3(.pdf) (solution_part1.pdf) (solution_part2.pdf) (solution_part3.pdf)
Homework 3, due Dec.6 (.pdf)


Feedback to the instructor regarding the quality, speed, and content of presentation is especially appreciated during the semester!