BGU Physics Department

Electrodynamics I
For student of physics

Course Number 203-1-2381
given at semester 2013 B

Staff

Lecturer: Prof. Yuri Lyubarsky
T.A.: Rothstein Eitan

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Roster

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Lecture Prof. Yuri Lyubarsky Monday 09:00 - 11:00 90/242
Lecture Prof. Yuri Lyubarsky Wednesday 9:00 - 11:00 90/244
Tirgul Eitan Rothstein Monday 11:00 - 12:00 72/210
Reception Hours Prof. Yuri Lyubarsky Coordinate by email or phone 54/322
Reception Hours Eitan Rothstein Monday 15:00-16:00 54/219


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 11/3/2013 Mathematical Introduction 0011 0012 0050 0060 0041
notes1
2 27/3/2013 Electrostatics 110 151
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3 08/4/2013
Electrostatics 0280 022 0230
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4 22/4/2013
Magnetostatics 0311 340 360
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5 29/4/2013
Vector Pointing 0370 380 
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6 06/5/2013 Electromagnetic Waves 0437 0470
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7 13/5/2013 Electromagnetic Waves and Optics 0460 0461
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8 20/5/2013
Retarded Potential 0530
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9 27/5/2013 Radiation and Larmor Formula 0550 0520 0480
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10 3/6/2013 Thomson Scattering and Lienard-Wiechert Potentials 0570 0565
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11 10/6/2013 Special Relativity notes11
12 17/6/2013 Special Relativity notes12
13 24/6/2013 Relativistic Electrodynamics notes13

Home Exercise

# published topic Questions (from the pool) Submission date
1 11/3/2013 Mathematical Introduction 0010 0013 0020 0021 0030 0040
19/3/2013
2 19/3/2013 Electrostatics 0120 0130 0140 0145 0152   4/4/2013
3 8/4/2013 Electrostatics 0221 0240 0260 0270 22/4/2013
4 22/4/2013 Magnetostatics 0325 0330 0350 5.36 (from Griffith) 29/4/2013
5 29/4/2013 Vector Pointing 0390 400 410 6/5/2013
6 06/5/2013 Electromagnetic Waves 0431 0432 13/5/2013
7 13/05/2013 Electromagnetic Waves and Optics 0462 0463 0464 20/5/2013
8 20/05/2013 Retarded Potential 0480 0490 0491 0492 30/5/2013
9 27/05/2013 Radiation and Larmor Formula 0523 0524 0560 3/6/2013
10 3/6/2013 Lienard-Wiechert Potentials 0566 0567 0568 10/6/2013
11 10/6/2013 Special Relativity 580 611 612 613 614 17/6/2013
12 17/6/2013 Special Relativity 615 616 617 618 24/6/2013
13 23/6/2013 Relativistic Electrodynamics
620 650 660 7/7/2013

Submissions  - in this link you can submit you exercises

Grades - here are the grades for the checked exercies. This file will be updated throughout the semester

Formula page 1 Formula page 2

Moed A    Moed A solution

Moed B    Moed B solution

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