PS 271

PS 271 Electrodynamics (3 units)

This course brings the discussion of the concepts taken in PS 171 to a higher level. It also introduces new subjects in electrodynamics. The topics are the microscopic & macroscopic Maxwell equations, electrostatics in vacuum & in dielectrics, stationary currents & magnetostatics, conservation theorems for the electromagnetic field, plane electromagnetic waves, polarization and propagation. Electromagnetic multipole radiation; principles of special relativity, covariant formulation of electrodynamics; radiation from moving charges; bremsstrahlung; classical electron theory; classical radiation and matter interaction are also covered.

Prerequisite: PS 171

Bibliography
 
Greiner, Walter, Classical Electrodynamics (Classical Theoretical Physics), Springer Verlag, 1998.
Jackson, John D., Classical Electrodynamics 3rd Ed., John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
Landau, L. D. & Lifshitz, E. M., Mechanics and Electrodynamics, Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1972.
Panofsky, Wolfgang K. H. & Phillips, Melba, Classical Electricity and Magnetism 2nd Ed., Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc., 1962.
Schwinger, Julian S., Deraad, Jr., Lester L., Milton, Kimball A. & Tsai, Wu-yang, Classical Electrodynamics, Perseus Press, 1998.
Vanderlinde, Jack, Classical Electromagnetic Theory, John Wiley & Sons, 1993.