BGU Physics Department

Electrodynamics I
For student of physics

Course Number 203-1-2381
given at semester 2011 B

Staff

Lecturer: Prof. Michael Gedalin
T.A.: Daniel Hurowitz

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Lecture Prof. Michael Gedalin Monday 12:00 - 14:00 34/207
Lecture Prof. Michael Gedalin Wednesday 9:00 - 11:00 28/301
Lecture (extra) Prof. Michael Gedalin Sunday 13:00 - 14:00 28/204
Tirgul Daniel Hurowitz Monday 15:00 - 16:00 28/201
Reception Hours Prof. Michael Gedalin Thursday 13:00 - 15:00 54/326
Reception Hours Daniel Hurowitz Wednesday 17:00 - 19:00 54/317


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 19/3/2012 Mathematical Introduction 0011   0041   0050
2 26/3/2012 Electrostatics 0120   0145   0150
3 2/4/2012 Electrostatics 0080   0152
4 16/4/2012 Electrostatics - cartesian and spherical separation of variables 0230   0261   0262
5 6/5/2012 Electrostatics - spherical separation of variables 0262   0270   0290
6 7/5/2012 Magnetostatics and quasi stationary 0310   0325   0340
7 14/5/2012 Quasistationary and conservation laws and 0340   0380
8 24/5/2012 EM Waves 0435   0436   0437
9 28/5/2012 Retarded potentials 0480   0481
10 4/6/2012 Radiation 0520   0530

Home Exercise

# published topic Questions (from the pool) Submission date upload
1 25/3/2012 Mathematical Introduction, Electrostatics 0010   0020   0021   0030   0060   0110   0140   0151 5/4/2012 submission
2 4/4/2012 Electrostatics - Greens functions, cartesian separation of variables 0081   0220   0221   0222   0223 22/4/2012 submission
3 19/4/2012 Electrostatics - Legendre and spherical harmonics 0240   0250     0260   0280 0300 7/5/2012 submission
4 7/5/2012 Magentostatics and quasi stationary 0320   0330   0350   0360 21/5/2012 submission
5 22/5/2012 Conservation laws and waves 0390   0400   0440   0450   0460 4/6/2012 submission
6 5/6/2012 Retarded potentials and radiation 0490   0510   0540   0550   0560 19/6/2012 submission

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