**Office: **M2042 Physics Research Bldg

**Office Hours: ** Tuesdays 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Wednesdays 2:00 - 3:00 pm

**Course Meets: **Mondays Wednesdays 8:30 am - 10:18 am, Scott Laboratory, room 0048 (aka N048).

**Grader:** Leslie Schradin

***** First Class Meets March 24, 2008 *****

- Special Relativity
- Relativistic Charges in Electromagnetic Fields
- Radiation by Moving Charges, Radiation Damping
- Energy Loss, Cherenkov Radiation, Bremsstrahlung, Method of Virtual Quanta

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

- 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
- D.J. Griffiths - Introduction to Electrodynamics (this is a useful book to refresh your memory, but it does not cover all the material we will be talking about in class)

- Chapter 11: Special Relativity
- Chapter 12: Relativistic Charges in Electromagnetic Fields
- Midterm Review
- Midterm
- Chapters 14 and 16: Radiation by Moving Charges, Radiation Damping
- Excerpts from chapters 13 and 15: Energy Loss, Cherenkov Radiation, Bremsstrahlung, Method of Virtual Quanta
- Final Review
- Final Exam

(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.)

Each problem is worth 10 pts unless stated otherwise.

- HW 1 (due Wednesday, April 2) -- Solution 1
- HW 2 (due Wednesday, April 9) Jackson Problems 11.23 (hint: do not be afraid to tackle complicated algebraic expressions), 11.24 (you do not need to calculate the numbers, formal expressions will do), 11.26 -- Solution 2
- HW 3 (due Wednesday, April 16) Jackson Problems 11.13 (you do not have to use cylindrical coordinates, Cartesian components are fine as well), 11.14 (a,b), 11.15 -- Solution 3
- HW 4 (due Wednesday, April 23) Jackson Problems 12.2 (hint: in part (a) simply plug both Lagrangians into Euler-Lagrange equations, in part (b) use the result of part (a)), 12.3, 12.5 (b), 12.14 -- Solution 4
- HW 5 (due Wednesday, May 14) -- Solution 5
- HW 6 (due Wednesday, May 21) Jackson Problems 14.4 (b), 14.5, 14.9 (a,b), 14.12 -- Solution 6
- HW 7 (due Friday, May 30) Jackson Problems 16.7, 16.10 (a,c) (you do not need to comment or compare with solution from (16.10) in (c)), 13.6, 13.10 (a,b) (you may find Eq. (3.150) in Jackson handy in part (b)) -- deadline is Friday, May 30 at 5 pm sharp -- Solution 7

Final - Tuesday, June 3, 2008, 10:30 am - 12:18 pm, Physics Research Building (PRB), room 4138

Yuri Kovchegov