Time & Place: W 9:3010:30; F 9:3011:30 Room: PAB26Instructor: Alex Buchel, Ext: 88794, Email: abuchel[at]uwo.ca
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FINAL EXAM: PAB 26 from 7:00PM10:00PM on Wed Dec 13, 2017 

Course outline: [outline.pdf]
I. Electrostatics:a. Review
b. Boundary problems
c. Multipoles
d. Macroscopic mediaII. Magnetostatics:a. Review
b. Forces and torques on current distributions
c. Ampere's Law
d. Magnetic dipolesIII. Maxwell's equations:a. Macroscopic electromagnetism
b. Conservation lawsIV. Wave propagation, waveguides, and resonant cavitiesV. Magnetohydrodynamics and plasma physicsVI. Radiating systems:a. Spherical (scalar) wave solutions
b. Multipoles expansion of the electromagnetic fieldVII. Covariant formulation of electrodynamics:a. Special relativity
b. Fourvectors
c. Thomas precession
d. Rlectromagnetic tensor
e. Relativistic origin of magnetic fieldsVIII. Radiation by moving charges:a. LienardWiechart potentials
b. Accelerated charges (nonrelativistic and relativistic)
c. Radiation damping
d. AbrahamLorenz evaluation of the selfforce
e. Synchrotron and bremsstrahlung radiation
Text:
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:
Homework 1, due Oct.13(.pdf) (solution_part1.pdf) (solution_part2.pdf) (solution_part3.pdf) (solution_part4.pdf)
midtermsolution(.pdf)
Homework 2, due Nov.3(.pdf) (solution_part1.pdf) (solution_part2.pdf) (solution_part3.pdf)
Homework 3, due Dec.6 (.pdf)
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