**Tentative Lecture Schedule:**

(This is currently the schedule followed in
2017, so the dates are not accurate, and in any case there
may be substantive changes.)

Date | Chapter | Topic |
---|---|---|

1/18 | Introduction | |

1/19 | 6 | Magnetic fields in matter (brief survey) |

1/25 | 7.1 | Ohm's Law; EMF |

1/26 | 7.2 | Induction |

2/1 | 7.3 | Maxwell's Equations |

2/2 | 7.3 | Maxwell's Equations |

2/8 | 8.1 | Conservation of energy |

2/9 | 8.2 | Maxwell stress tensor |

2/15 | 8.2 | Conservation of momentum |

2/16 | Catch-up and miscellaneous | |

2/22 | 9.1 | EM waves: Introduction |

2/23 | 9.2 | EM waves in vacuum |

3/1 | First Hour Exam (Chs. 7,8)
| |

3/2 | 9.3 | EM waves in matter |

3/8 | 9.3 | Reflection and transmission |

3/9 | 9.4 | Absorption and dispersion |

3/22 | 9.5 | Wave guides |

3/23 | 10.1 | Potentials and gauge transformations |

3/29 | 10.2 | Retarded potentials |

3/30 | 10.3 | Moving point charges |

4/5 | Second Hour Exam (Chs. 9, possibly some of 10)
| |

4/6 | 11.1 | Dipole radiation |

4/12 | 11.2 | Radiation from accelerating point charge |

4/13 | 12.1 | Special theory of relativity |

4/19 | 12.2 | Relativistic mechanics |

4/20 | 12.3 | Relativistic electrodynamics |

4/26 | 12.3 | Tensor formulation |

4/27 | Perspectives |