BGU Physics Department

Electrodynamics I
For student of physics

Course Number 203-1-2381
given at semester 2015 B

Staff

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

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Lecture Prof. Yuri Lyubarsky Monday 09:00 - 11:00 28/205
Lecture Prof. Yuri Lyubarsky Wednesday 9:00 - 11:00 90/324
Recitation class Avry Shirakov
Monday 11:00 - 12:00 72/502
Reception Hours Prof. Yuri Lyubarsky Wednesday 13:00-15:00
Coordinate by email or phone
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Reception Hours Avry Shirakov Thursday 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

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