Time-dependent phenomena in E&M:

Here we will look at propagation and generation of EM fields 

Topics:

 

 

  1. Time-dependent Maxwell equations 
    1. Flow of field energy and momentum
    2. Harmonic fields
  2. Plane Waves
    1. Plane waves and polarization
    2. Reflection and refraction
    3. Waves in media (insulators, plasma, metals) Wave packets
  3. Radiation
    1. Electric dipole radiation
    2. Power radiation
    3. Linear Antenna
    4. Multipole expansion (M.dipole, E.quadrupole)
  4. Scattering and diffraction
    1. Scattering on small objects
    2. Inhomogeneous media – Rayleigh's blue sky
    3. Diffraction on a circular aperture
  5. Waveguides
    1. Wave structure in guides
    2. Energy flow in waveguides
  6. Special Relativity
    1. Principles and postulates
    2. Kinematics, Energy, Momentum in SR
    3. Relativistic Electrodynamics
    4. Radiation by moving charges 

 

 

Homework and Exams:

Assignment Due Solutions
 HW1 (time-depend Maxwell equations)    
 HW2 (En.flow, EM waves)    
 HW3 (Reflection,Refraction)    
 HW4 (dipole radiation)    
MIDTERM 1    
 HW5 (Quadrupoles)    
 HW6 (Scattering)    
 HW7 (Exact scattering)    
 HW8 (Diffraction)    
MIDTERM 2    
 HW9 (Waveguides)    
 HW10 (Special relativity)    
 FINAL EXAM    

The Final is provided

Some Lecture Notes: