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Physics 416: Electromagnetic Theory 2 - Spring 2008
 

Location: Room 1311 HN

Lecture Times:  Tu and Th: 2.45pm – 4.00pm


                         

Instructor:      Neepa Maitra 


                      email: nmaitra@hunter.cuny.edu  
                      phone: 212-650-3518
                      office: 1214E HN

                     Note: email is the best way to reach me

Office hoursTu and Th: 2pm – 2.40pm,  or by appointment.

Text: Introduction to Electrodynamics, by David J. Griffiths (3rd Ed), (Prentice-Hall 1999).

Grading:

      Homework                       25%

      Midterm Exams                40%

      Final Exam                       35%

   Homework: Will be assigned about every two weeks, and due about a week later. Collaboration with your peers is encouraged, but independent solutions must be handed in for credit. Homeworks will be posted here.

   Midterms: Two mid-term in-class exams: Tu Mar 11 and Tu Apr 15  (Probably).

   Final Exam:  TBA.

   Syllabus: on reverse side        

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Neepa Maitra, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Hunter College and City University of New York, August 2007.

Syllabus:

Topic

Book chapter

Electrodynamics

Electromotive force, electromagnetic induction, Maxwell’s equations

7

Conservation Laws

Charge and energy, momentum

8

Electromagnetic Waves

Waves in vacuum, waves in matter, absorption and dispersion, wave guides

9

Potentials and Fields

Scalar and vector potentials, gauges, continuous distributions, moving point charges

10

Radiation

Dipole radiation, radiation of a point charge

11

Electrodynamics and Relativity

Special relativity, relativistic mechanics, relativistic electrodynamics

12

 

 

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