## PHYS 832 Winter 2015

by Prof. Mark Chen

2015-04-23: Final exam. Good luck!

2015-04-21: Problem Set #4 (marked) can be picked up (on the shelf near my office).

2015-04-19: The take-home final exam will be posted here on Thursday 2015-04-23 at 11:00 EDT. You can drop by my office to get a paper copy if you want (and to get optional answer booklets, if you want). Your answers are due 24 hours later, on Friday 2015-04-24 at 11:00 EDT, in my office. Open textbook (Jackson plus one other book) and open written notes are permitted. Internet use is not permitted except for the course webpage or except for looking up ordinary math such as integrals or trig identities.

2015-04-13: Problem Set #3 (marked) is ready to be picked up. I have them on the shelf down the hallway from my office. Solutions are posted (below).

2015-04-08: The reading list for studying for the final is pdf.

2015-03-30: Problem Set #4 (see below) is due 2015-04-09.

2015-03-16: I updated the notes on the EM stress-energy tensor, splitting them off from the Lagrangian notes. FYI.

2015-03-10: Problem Set #3 (see below) is due 2015-03-17.

2015-03-05: Midterm solution posted pdf.

2015-02-24: The formula sheet for the midterm.

2015-02-23: Solutions for the Problems Sets are posted (below).

2015-02-10: Here is a reading list for studying for the midterm pdf.

2015-02-09: Please look at this schedule and marking info pdf.

**Class Schedule:** Tuesday 12:10-13:40 and Thursday 09:15-10:45 in Room 261 (and on Skype!)

**Instructor:** Mark Chen, Stirling 208E

Review of Maxwell's Equations and Electrostatics

Green's Function Solutions of Boundary Value Problems

Magnetostatics and the Vector Potential

Special Relativity and 4-Vector Notation

Jackson Problem: Point Charge near Isolated, Conducting Sphere

Transforming E and B Fields; Illuminating Example with Relativistic Charged Particle

Jackson Problem: Covariant Ohm's Law

Motion in Non-Uniform E and B Fields

Lagrangian for Charged Particle in External EM Field

Green's Function for Time-Varying Sources

EM Field for Point Charge in Arbitrary Motion

Radiation from Accelerated Charge: Angular Distribution

Synchrotron Radiation: Frequency Spectrum

## PHYS 832 Winter 2011

by Prof. Larry Widrow

Electrostatics and Magnetostatics

Faraday's Law, Maxwell's displacement current, energy and momentum

Mathematical treatment: 4-vectors

Motion in static, spatially-varying B-fields

Adiabatic invariants/Lagrangian formulation of Lorentz force Law

Lagrangian formulation for Maxwell's equations

Green's function for electromagnetism

Larmor's formula and relativistic generalization

Assignment 1, Due Tuesday, January 25

Assignment 2, Due Friday, January 28

Assignment 3, Jackson 11.14 and 11.16, Due Tuesday, February 8

Assignment 4, Jackson 12.5 and 12.9, Due Friday, February 18 Note that for 12.9c, you'll either have to wait for Tuesday's lecture or read ahead for section 12.5.

Assignment 5, Due March 25 (Please, no late assignments!) Jackson 12.14, 12.15, 14.5, 14.7a,b, 14.8

Assignment 6, Due April 18 Jackson 13.1, 13.2, 13.3