Rutgers University Department of Physics and Astronomy

PHYSICS 386, SPRING 2018

ELECTROMAGNETISM


Tentative Lecture Schedule:

Date Chapter Topic
1/17 Introduction
1/18 6.4,7.1 Magnetic materials; Ohm's Law
1/24 7.1 EMF (electromotive force)
1/25 7.2 Induction
1/31 7.3 Maxwell's Equations
2/1 7.3 Maxwell's Equations
2/7 8.1 Conservation of energy
2/8 8.2 Maxwell stress tensor
2/14 8.2 Conservation of momentum
2/15 Catch-up and miscellaneous
2/21 9.1 EM waves: Introduction
2/22 9.2 EM waves in vacuum
2/28 First Hour Exam (Chs. 7,8)
3/1 9.3 EM waves in matter
3/7 9.3 Reflection and transmission
3/8 9.4 Absorption and dispersion
3/21 9.5 Wave guides
3/22 10.1 Potentials and gauge transformations
3/28 10.2 Retarded potentials
3/39 10.3 Moving point charges
4/4 Second Hour Exam (Chs. 9, possibly some of 10)
4/5 11.1 Dipole radiation
4/11 11.2 Radiation from accelerating point charge
4/12 12.1 Special theory of relativity
4/18 12.2 Relativistic mechanics
4/29 12.3 Relativistic electrodynamics
4/25 12.3 Tensor formulation
4/26 Perspectives


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