### PH206:
Electromagnetic Theory

**Lectures: **Tue. and Thu.,
9:30-11:00 AM in the multimedia room of the Physics Department

**Problem sets: **Roughly one
every 10 days, about 10 in all. The problem sets need not be submitted for grading.

**Evaluation: **20% Monthly exam I, 30%
Monthly exam II (midterm exam), 20% Monthly exam III, and 30% Monthly exam IV (final exam)

C**ourse Outline: **Maxwell's equations, divergence and
curl of electric and magnetic fields, Helmholtz theorem.
Electrostatics, Laplace's and Poisson's equations, uniqueness
theorem, conductors, capacitance, method of images, solutions of
Laplace's equations in different geometries, Green's functions in
electrostatics, multipole expansion, dielectrics.
Magnetostatics, magnetic vector potential, magnetic materials,
ferromagnetism, magnetic work. Time varying fields, Faraday's law,
induction, energy and momentum of electromagnetic fields, Poynting
vector, conservation laws. Electromagnetic waves, wave optics,
polarization, Fresnel equations, waveguides.
Radiation from accelarating charges, Lienard-Wiechert potentials,
radiation reaction. Special theory of relativity, Lorentz invariance,
Maxwell's equations in covariant form, electromagnetic field tensor,
gauge invariance. Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulation of classical
electrodynamics.

**Recommended textbooks:**

1) Introduction to Electrodynamics
by David J. Griffiths

2) Classical Electrodynamics by J.
D. Jackson

3) Classical Electricity and
Magnetism by W. Panofsky and M. Phillips

4) The Feynman Lectures on Physics
Vol. II by R. P. Feynman

5) Electricity and Magnetism
(Berekeley Physics Course Vol. 2) by E. M. Purcell

**Problem Sets:**

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****Exam 3 Solutions
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****Final exam Solutions
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**Notes**

**PH
206 course webpage from 2012**