Classical Electrodynamics


Topics include Maxwell's equations, wave propagation, radiating systems (multipole expansion, Lienard-Wiechart potentials), covariant formulation of electromagnetism. The material covered allows for the discussion and analysis of important examples directly related to important physical phenomena such as Faraday rotation, plasma physics, magnetohydrodynamics, and synchrotron and bremsstralung radiation.

The course evaluation will be based on regular problem sets that will be handed in during the term, the midterm and the final examinations.

We will be following mostly Classical Electrodynamics, 3rd edition (John Wiley and Sons), by John D. Jackson.

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