4420:  Classical Physics II

Class meets: 10:45 AM-12:05 PM, Tuesday and Thursday

Textbook: Griffiths, Introduction to Electrodynamics, 3rd edition

Class

Date

Subject

Reading

Homeworks

Due
Solutions

1

Tue Jan 13

Differential vector calculus

1.1-1.2

2

Thu Jan 15

Integral vector calculus

1.3-1.4

#1

3

Tue Jan 20

Electric field, Gaussís law, electric potential

2.1-2.3

 

4

Thu Jan 22

Poisson equation, electrostatic energy

2.3-2.5

#2

Homework #1

 #1 

5

Tue Jan 27

Conductors, method of images, capacitance

2.5; 3.2

6

Thu Jan 29

Laplace equation, separation of variables

3.1; 3.3

#3

Homework #2

#2 

7

Tue Feb 3

Multipole expansion, Legendre polynomials

3.3.2; 3.4

8

Thu Feb 5

Polarization of dielectrics

4.1; 4.2

#4

Homework #3

#3 

9

Tue Feb 10

Electric displacement, boundary conditions

4.3

10

Thu Feb 12

Electrostatic problems for linear dielectrics

4.4

#5

Homework #4

#4

11

Tue Feb 17

Lorentz force, currents, equations of magnetostatics

5.1; 5.3

12

Thu Feb 19

Vector potential, Biot-Savart Law

5.2, 5.4

#6

Homework #5

#5

13

Tue Feb 24

Poisson equation for a solenoid problem, delta-functions

1.5

14

Thu Feb 26

Magnetic dipole; magnetization of matter, types of magnetics

6.1; 6.2

#7

Homework #6

#6

15

Tue Mar 3

Auxiliary field H, susceptibility, permeability

6.3; 6.4.1

16

Thu Mar 5

Qualitative methods: lines of magnetic field, graphic representation of boundary conditions, superconductors, ferromagnets, domains, hysteresis

6.4.2

#8

Homework #7

#7

17

Tue Mar 10

Electromotive force, Faradayís law

7.1; 7.2

Thu Mar 12

Midterm test

problems

solutions

18

Tue Mar 24

Ohmís law, penetration depth in metals, skin-effect

19

Thu Mar 26

Maxwellís equations

7.3

#9

Homework #8

#8

20

Tue Mar 31

Energy of electromagnetic field, Poynting vector

8.1

21

Thu Apr 2

Electromagnetic waves in vacuum

9.2

#10

Homework #9

#9

22

Tue Apr 7

Reflection and transmission, total internal reflection

9.3

23

Thu Apr 9

Reflection and transmission (cont.), Brewsterís angle

9.3

#11

Homework #10

#10

24

Tue Apr 14

Waves in metals and ionosphere, plasma waves

25

Thu Apr 16

Retarded potentials,

Electric dipole radiation

10.1.1; 10.2.1;

11.1.1; 11.1.2

#12

Homework #11

#11

26

Tue Apr 21

Magnetic dipole radiation, light scattering

11.1.4

27

Thu Apr 23

Relativity of space and time

12.1, 12.2

Homework #12

#12

28

Tue Apr 28

Lorentz transformations of the field

12.3.1, 12.3.2

 

Final test

Problems

Solutions


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