**Office: **M2042 Physics Research Bldg

**Office Hours:** stop by anytime

**Course Meets: **MWF 10:20 - 11:15 am, McPherson Lab 1040.

**Grader:** Cheng Li (office: PRB 2041)

**Tutor:** Daniel White, office hours: Thursdays, 3:30 - 5 pm, PRB 1006 (or a small conference room near it)

***** First Class Meets Monday, January 12, 2015 *****

***** No class Monday, January 19 -- MLK Day *****

***** There will be no class Wednesday, March 11 and Friday, April 10 - I will be out of town *****

- Special Relativity, Relativistic Mechanics
- Relativistic Charges in Electromagnetic Fields
- Lagrangian for Electromagnetic Fields, Field Strength Tensor, Delta-functions
- Maxwell Equations, Conservation Laws: Energy-Momentum Tensor, Poynting Vector and Energy Density
- Electrostatics, Poisson and Laplace Equations, Green Functions
- Boundary-Value Problems in Electrostatics: Method of Images, Orthogonal Functions, Fourier Series and Integrals, problems with spherical geometry (Legendre Polynomials, Spherical Harmonics) and problems with cylindrical geometry (Bessel Functions)

- Multipole Expansion, Electrostatics of Dielectrics
- Magnetostatics: Biot and Savart Law, Ampere's Law, Magnetic Moment, Boundary Value Problems in Magnetostatics
- Electromagnetic Waves and their Propagation, Kramers-Kronig relations, Elements of Complex Calculus
- Radiation by Localized Charges, Multipole Expansion
- Scattering and Diffraction, Optical Theorem
- Radiation by Moving Charges, Lienard-Wiechert Potentials, Synchrotron Radiation
- Radiation Damping

- J.D. Jackson - Classical Electrodynamics, 3rd Edition, Google Books
- L.D. Landau, E.M. Lifshitz - The Classical Theory of Fields: Volume 2, Google Books
- A. Zangwill - Modern Electrodynamics, Google Books
- A. Garg - Classical Electromagnetism in a Nutshell, Google Books
- H.C. Ohanian - Classical Electrodynamics, 2nd Edition, Google Books

- L.D. Landau, E.M. Lifshitz, L.P. Pitaevskii - Electrodynamics of Continuous Media: Volume 8
- J. Fradkin - Classical Electromagnetism, Google Books
- D.J. Griffiths - Introduction to Electrodynamics, Google Books, (this is a useful book to refresh your memory, but it does not cover all the material we will be talking about in class)

- G.B. Arfken, H.J. Weber, F.E. Harris - Mathematical Methods for Physicists, Google Books - standard Math Methods textbook, very comprehensive
- S.M. Lea - Mathematics for Physicists, Google Books - comparatively brief book, gets straight to the point fast, which is often a plus
- K. Cahill - Physical Mathematics, Google Books - contains interesting connections to modern research topics, though imho could be somewhat challenging for 1st year grad students
- NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions - lots of useful formulas
- I.S. Gradshteyn, I.M. Ryzhik - Table of Integrals, Series, and Products, Google Books - comprehensive tables for all occasions

- Separation of Variables and Special Functions (continued from Autumn semester)
- Multipole Expansion
- Electrostatics of Dielectrics
- Magnetostatics
- General Solution of Maxwell Equations (with Elements of Complex Analysis)
- Midterm Review
- Electromagnetic Waves
- Radiation
- Final Review

- Electrostatics of Macroscopic Media, Dielectrics
- Magnetostatics
- Lecture 5
- Lecture 6
- Lecture 7
- Lecture 8
- Lecture 9
- Lectures 10 & 11 & part of 12
- A useful table for Lectures 10 & 11
- Lecture 12
- Maxwell Equations, Their Solution, Conservation Laws
- Plane Electromagnetic Waves and Wave Propagation
- Midterm Review
- Lecture 20
- Lecture 21
- Lecture 22
- Midterm solution
- Lecture 23
- Lecture 24
- Radiation
- Special Relativity
- Relativistic Charges in Electromagnetic Fields
- Final Review

(Solutions are password protected, they are for the use of OSU students and faculty only, please write to me if you are interested in accessing them.)

- HW 1 (due Friday, January 23) -- Solution 1
- HW 2 (due Friday, January 30 --> deadline changed to Monday, February 2) -- Solution 2
- HW 3 (due Monday, February 9) -- Solution 3
- HW 4 (due Monday, February 16) -- Solution 4
- HW 5 (due Monday, February 23 --> deadline changed to Wednesday, February 25) -- Solution 5
- HW 6 (due Wednesday, March 4) -- problem 4 is now due with HW 7 -- Solution 6
- HW 7 (due Friday, March 13 by classtime) -- Solution 7
- HW 8 (due Monday, March 30) -- Solution 8
- HW 9 (due Monday, April 6) --> dealine changed to Tuesday, April 7 -- Solution 9
- HW 10 (due Monday, April 13) -- Solution 10
- HW 11 (due Monday, April 20 --> deadline changed to Wednesday, April 22) -- Solution 11
- HW 12 (due Monday, April 27) -- Solution 12

Final - Monday, May 4, 10:00am-noon, McPherson Lab 2019.

Yuri Kovchegov