*Electromagnetic Field Theory*

*Physics 836, Spring 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, Fridays 9:30 am - 10:18 pm and occasionally 8:30 am -9:18 am, 1042 Smith

**Grader:** Nedeltcho Zahariev

***** First Class Meets March 27, 2006 *****

** There will be no class on Monday, April 24 and on Monday, May 22 - I'll be out of town**

**Topics:**

- Special Relativity
- Relativistic Charges in Electromagnetic Fields
- Cherenkov and Transition Radiation
- Radiation by Moving Charges
- Bremsstrahlung, Method of Virtual Quanta

## 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: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
- Week 2: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
- Week 3: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
- Week 4: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
- Week 5: Monday - no class, Wednesday, Friday -- Midterm
- Week 6: Monday -- Midterm Review, Wednesday, Friday
- Week 7: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
- Week 8: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
- Week 9: Monday - no class, Wednesday, Friday
- Week 10: Monday - no class, Memorial Day, 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, April 5) -- Solution 1
- HW 2 (due Wednesday, April 12) -- Solution 2
- HW 3 (due Wednesday, April 19) Jackson Problems 11.13, 11.14 (a,b), 11.15 (each problem is 10 points) -- Solution 3 (I did problem 11.13 in cartesian coordinates, but you guys can easily transform the results into cylindrical coordinates)
- HW 4 (due Wednesday, April 26) Jackson Problems 12.3, 12.5 (b) (note that the particle may have any non-zero initial velocity), 12.6 (b), 12.14 (each problem is 10 points) -- Solution 4
- HW 5 (due Wednesday, May 10, each problem is 10 points) -- Solution 5
- HW 6 (due Wednesday, May 17) Jackson Problems 14.4 (b), 14.5, 14.9 (a,b), 14.12 (each problem is 10 points) -- Solution 6
- HW 7 (due Friday, June 2) 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 (each problem is 10 points) -- Solution 7

## Exams: Midterm - April 28, 2006, 8:30-10:30 am, 1042
Smith

Final - Wednesday, June 7, 9:30 am -11:18 am, 1042 Smith