BGU Physics Department

Electrodynamics I
For student of physics

Course Number 203-1-2381
given at semester 2016 B

Staff

Lecturer: Prof. Yuri Lyubarsky
T.A.: Avry Shirakov

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Roster

Lecture Prof. Yuri Lyubarsky Monday 09:00 - 11:00 97/201
Lecture Prof. Yuri Lyubarsky Wednesday 9:00 - 11:00 90/238
Recitation class Avry Shirakov
Monday 11:00 - 12:00 97/201
Reception Hours Prof. Yuri Lyubarsky Wednesday 13:00-15:00
Coordinate by email or phone
54/322
Reception Hours Avry Shirakov Sunday 18:00-19:00
or by mail
62/103


Course Plan

Sources

    Notice: Using the main source in the course is essential!

Topics

Week Topic Details Main Source Other Sources
1 Mathematical Reminder
  • Differential vector operators in orthogonal curvilinear coordinates.
  • Integral theorems
Ch.1, Appendices A.2
Maxwell equations in vacuum, continuity conditions
  • Maxwell equations
  • Potential and vector potential
  • Continuity of normal magnetic field and tangential electric field
- B.3
2 Electrostatics in free space
  • Laplace and Poisson equations
  • General solution for Poisson equation without boundaries
  • Multipole expansion
  • Green's function
Ch.2-3 A.3 (1-6), C.5 (36-42)
3 Electrostatics with boundaries
  • Conductors
  • Boundary conditions
  • Solution of Laplace equation for various symmetries.
  • Legendre polynoms, spherical harmonics, etc.
Ch.2-3 A.4 (1-4), A.5 (1-3)
4 Magnetostatics
  • Gauge.
  • Multipole expansion.
Ch.5 A.8 (2-7), C.5 (38, 43-45)
Electrodynamics
  • Induction.
  • Conservation laws.
  • Stress tensor.
Ch.7-8 -
5-6 Electromagnetic waves
  • Wave equation
  • Dispersion relation
  • Plane waves in vacuum, polarization
  • Waveguide
Ch.9 A.11 (1-2, 4-5), B.2, C.6 (46-50)
7-8 Fields of moving charges
  • Retarded Green's function
  • Lienard-Wiechert potentials
  • Close zone and radiation field
Ch.10 B.7, C.8 (62-64)
9-10 Radiation
  • Radiation from oscillating sources
  • Dipole radiation
  • Radiation of accelerated charge
  • Magnetodipole radiation
  • Bremsstrahlung, cyclotron radiation.
Ch.11 B.7.3, B.8, C.9
11-12 Relativistic electrodynamics
  • Special relativity in 4-space
  • Metrics, Lorentz transform, 4-velocity
  • 4-potential and electromagnetic field tensor
  • Maxwell equations in 4-formalism
  • *Energy-momentum tensor
Ch.12 A.12, B.4, B.5*, C.1 (1-7), C.2 (8-9), C.3 (15-25), C.4 (26-33)


Class Exercise

# published topic Questions (from the pool)
1 1.2.16 Mathematical Introduction 0020 0030 0060 Class 1 notes
210.3.16Electrostatics in Free Space0080 0025 0110 0150 Class 2 notes
324.3.16Electrostatics with Boundaries0222 0244 Class 3 notes
42.4.16Electrostatics with Boundaries0155 0160
59.4.16Electrostatics with Boundaries0291 Class 5 notes
616.4.16Magnetostatics in Matter0311 0312 Class 6 notes
77.5.16Pointing Vector, Linear and Angular Momentum of EM fields0370 0380 0331 Class 7 notes
817.5.16Waveguides0355 Class 8 notes
918.5.16Electromagnetic Waves and Optics0450 0461 Class 9 notes
1028.5.16Retarded Potential, Gauge0480 0484 Class 10 notes
114.6.16Dipole Radiation, Thompson Scattering0526 0541 Class 11 notes
1212.6.16Radiation Reaction, Spectral Line Shape0545 Class 12 notes
1320.6.16Special Relativity0611 0614 0615 Class 13 notes
1420.6.16Relativistic Electrodynamics, Doppler Effect0700 Class 14 notes
152.7.16Lienard-Wiechert Potential0566 0569 Class 15 notes

Home Exercise

# published topic Questions (from the pool) Submission dateSubmit
1 10.3.16 Mathematical Introduction 0013 0015 0021 0040 0041  24.3.16Exercise 1
217.3.16Electrostatics in free space0120 0130 0131 0151 0153
0154 0081 
31.3.16Exercise 2
324.3.16Electrostatic with Boundaries0230 0231 0232 0251 0262
7.4.16Exercise 3
42.4.16Electrostatic with Boundaries
& Electrostatics in Matter
0241 0242 0300 016117.4.16Exercise 4
59.4.16Electrostatic with Boundaries
& Electrostatics in Matter
0290 0270 029824.4.16
Extended to 1.5
Exercise 5
616.4.16Magnetostatics in Matter0333 0334 0377 03218.5.16Exercise 6
77.5.16Pointing Vector, Linear and Angular Momentum of EM fields0390 0414 0435 0470 033121.5.16Exercise 7
817.5.16Waveguides0430 044031.5.16Exercise 8
918.5.16Electromagnetic Waves and Optics0467 04607.6.16Exercise 9
1028.5.16Retarded Potential, Gauge0486 0488 0490 053013.6.16Exercise 10
114.6.16Dipole Radiation 0550 0520 0557 0524 057019.6.16Exercise 11
1212.6.16Radiation Reaction, Spectral Line Shape0546 0558 055126.6.16Exercise 12
1320.6.16Special Relativity0612 0617 0619 0620 06303.7.16Exercise 13
1420.6.16Relativistic Electrodynamics, Doppler Effect0701 070210.7.16Exercise 14
152.7.16Lienard-Wiechert Potential0650 070315.7.16Exercise 15


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