*Electromagnetic Field Theory*

*Physics 835, Winter 2006*

**Instructor: **Yuri
Kovchegov
**Office: **M2042 Physics Research Bldg

**Office Hours: ** Mondays Wednesdays 10:30 am - 11:30 am

**Course Meets: **Mondays Wednesdays 9:30 am - 10:18 am, 2017 McPherson Laboratory, Fridays 9:30 am - 10:18 pm and occasionally 8:30 am -9:18 am, 1041 McPherson Laboratory

**Grader:** Kohjiro Kobayashi

***** First Class Meets January 4, 2006 *****

** There will be no class on Friday, January 13 - I'll be out of town**

**Topics:**

- Maxwell Equations, Green Functions for Wave Equation, Magnetic Monopoles
- Electromagnetic Waves and their Propagation
- Waveguides and Cavities
- Radiation, Multipole Expansion
- Scattering and Diffraction, Optical Theorem (if we have time)

## Textbook:

- J. D. Jackson - Classical Electrodynamics, 3rd Edition

## Recommended Reading :

- L.D. Landau, E.M. Lifshitz - The Classical Theory of Fields: Volume 2
- L.D. Landau, E.M. Lifshitz, L.P. Pitaevskii -
Electrodynamics of Continuous Media: Volume 8

## Lecture Notes:

- Week 1: Wednesday, Friday
- Week 2: Monday, Wednesday, Friday - no class
- Week 3: Monday - no class, Martin Luther King Day, Wednesday, Friday
- Week 4: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
- Week 5: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
- Week 6: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
- Week 7: Monday, Wednesday, Friday - Midterm
- Week 8: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
- Week 9: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
- Week 10: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

## Homework Assignments:

#### (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 Wednesday, January 18) -- Solution 1
- HW 2 (due Friday, January 27) Jackson Problems 7.2, 7.4, 7.6 (a) (each problem is 10 points) -- Solution 2
- HW 3 (due Monday, February 6) Problem 1: (10 pts) Using the first Kramers-Kronig relation, derive Eq. (7.122) in Jackson; Jackson Problems 7.13(a), 7.16, 7.22 (each problem is 10 points) -- Solution 3
- HW 4 (due Wednesday, February 15) -- Solution 4
- HW 5 (due Friday, February 24) Jackson Problems 9.2, 9.3, 9.7, 9.16 (omit radiation resistance) (each problem is 10 points)-- Solution 5
- Optional HW (due Monday, March 6, worth 10 pts extra credit)
- HW 6 (due Friday, March 3)-- Solution 6
- HW 7 (due Monday, March 13) -- Solution 7

## Exams: Midterm - February 17, 2006, 8:30-10:30 am, 1041 McPherson

Final - March 15, 2006, 9:30-11:18 am, 2017 McPherson