Physics P506/P507
Electricity and Magnetism I-II - Fall 2008/Spring 2009

Course WWW home page: http://physics.indiana.edu/~berger/p506_fall2008/p506.html

TR 1:25-3:20PM (Section 10145)
Swain West 219
Instructor: Mike Berger

Phone: (812) 855-2609
Email: berger@indiana.edu
WWW: http://media4.physics.indiana.edu/~berger/aboutme.html
Office Hours: Monday, 1:30-3:30pm, or by appt.
Electricity and Magnetism I-II (P506-P507)


o Text

Classical Electrodynamics (3rd Ed.)

by John David Jackson

o Contents

Introduction to Electrostatics
Boundary-Value Problems in Electrostatics I
Boundary-Value Problems in Electrostatics II
Multipoles, Electrostatics of Macroscopic Media, Dielectrics
Magnetostatics, Faraday's Law, Quasi-Static Fields
Maxwell Equations, Macroscopic Electromagnetism, Conservation Laws
Plane Electromagnetic Waves and Wave Propagation
Waveguides, Resonant Cavities, and Optical Fibers
Radiating Systems, Multipole Fields and Radiation
Scattering and Diffraction
Special Theory of Relativity
Dynamics of Relativistic Particles and Electromagnetic Fields
Collisions, Energy Loss, and Scattering of Charged Particles, Cherenkov and Transition Radiation
Radiation by Moving Charges
Bremsstrahlung, Method of Virtual Quanta, Radiative Beta Processes
Radiation Damping, Classical Models of Charged Particles

o Other Useful Reference Material

David Griffiths, Introduction to Electrodynamics (Prentice Hall), undergraduate level.

L.D. Landau and E.M. Lifshitz, The Classical Theory of Fields, (Pergamon).

L.D. Landau, E.M. Lifshitz and L.P. Pitaevskii, Electrodynamics of Continuous Media, (Pergamon).

o Problem Sets

Problem Sets will typically be due on Thursdays.

Problem Set 1

Problem Set 2

Problem Set 3

Problem Set 4

Exam I, Thursday, October 9

Problem Set 5

Problem Set 6

Problem Set 7

Problem Set 8

Problem Set 9

Exam II, Tuesday, November 18

Problem Set 10

Exam III, Thursday, December 18, 12:30-2:30pm

Problem Set 11

Problem Set 12

Problem Set 13

Problem Set 14

Problem Set 15

Exam IV, Thursday, February 26

Problem Set 16

Problem Set 17

Problem Set 18

Exam V, Tuesday, April 7

Problem Set 19

Problem Set 20

Exam VI, Thursday, May 7, 5-7pm

o Grades

Check your grades

o Grader

Aonan Tang

o Finite Difference Method