**Office: **M2042 Physics Research Bldg

**Office Hours:** stop by anytime

**Course Meets: **MWF 10:20 - 11:15 am, McPherson Lab 1021.

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

***** First Class Meets Wednesday, August 27, 2014 *****

***** No class Monday, September 1 -- Labor Day *****

***** There will be no classes Monday, September 15, Friday, September 26, and MWF, October 6,8, 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

- Special Relativity
- Relativistic Particles in Electromagnetic Fields
- Lagrangian for the Electromagnetic Field and Maxwell Equations
- Lecture 10
- Lecture 11
- Lecture 12
- Lecture 13
- Lecture 14
- Lecture 15
- Lecture 16
- Lecture 17
- Lecture 18
- Lecture 19a
- Electrostatics
- Midterm Review
- Lecture 20
- Lecture 21
- Lecture 22
- Lecture 23
- Midterm solution
- Lecture 24
- Lecture 25a
- Separation of Variables and Special Functions
- Lecture 25b
- Lecture 26
- Lecture 27
- Lecture 28
- Lecture 29
- Lecture 30
- Lecture 31
- Lecture 32
- Lecture 33
- Lectures 34 and 35
- 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, September 5) -- Solution 1
- HW 2 (due Friday, September 12) -- Solution 2
- HW 3 (due Monday, September 22) -- Solution 3
- HW 4 (due Monday, September 29) -- Solution 4
- HW 5 (due Monday, October 13) -- Solution 5
- HW 6 (due Monday, October 20 --> deadline changed to Wednesday, October 22) -- Solution 6
- HW 7 (due Friday, October 31) -- Solution 7 (without the solution for problem 4, which has a new deadline on Nov 7)
- HW 8 (due Friday, November 7)--> deadline changed to Monday, November 10 -- Solution 8, + solution of the optional problem 4 from HW 7
- HW 9 (due Monday, November 17) -- Solution 9
- HW 10 (due Monday, November 24) -- Solution 10
- HW 11 + the Mathematica file (due Tuesday, December 2) -- Solution 11
- HW 12 (due Tuesday, December 9) -- Solution 12
- Sample problems in preparation for the final exam: Zangwill 3.5, 3.12, 3.17, 7.3, 7.6, 7.7, 7.9, 7.11, 8.3, 8.7, 8.8, 8.14 (a), 8.19, 8.20

Final - Thursday, December 11, 10:00am-12:15pm, McPherson Lab 1021.

Yuri Kovchegov