Rutgers University Department of Physics and Astronomy

PHYSICS 386, SPRING 2018

ELECTROMAGNETISM


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


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