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Information for Winter 2020

 

PH 632 Electromagnetic Theory II

Instructor: Prof. Yun-Shik Lee, leeys@physics.oregonstate.edu

Office: Weniger 415, available Tu 1-3pm, F noon-1pm or by appointment

Text: J.D. Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics, 3rd Ed

Supplementary: D. J. Griffiths, Introduction to Electrodynamics

Also recommended: J. R. Reitz, Foundations of Electromagnetic Theory

                                 M. Schwartz, Principles of Electrodynamics

Class Meetings: MWF 10:00-10:50, Weniger 377


COURSE SYNOPSIS

Basic principles of classical electromagnetic theory and applications. Electrostatics; multipole expansion; magnetostatics; radiation fields; dynamics of relativistic particles and electromagnetic fields.

PREREQS: PH 431/PH 531 or equivalents.


EVALUATION OF STUDENT PERFORMANCE

Students' achievements will be evaluated based on four required activities:

1. Homework (25%) will be assigned nearly every week. Collaboration on homework exercises is encouraged provided proper attribution is given, but each student must write an independent presentation of the solution. Solutions to all assigned problems will be posted on the Web one week after they are assigned. To receive credit, work must be submitted before the solution is posted.

2. Class Participation (10%)

3. Midterm Examination (25%)

4. Final Examination (40%)

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students will be able to:

1.communicate effectively the methods of vector analysis to describe electromagnetic phenomena

2. describe the underlying physical meanings of electromagnetic equations.

3. make use of theoretical methods to understand the electrical and magnetic properties of matter.

4. interpret and analyze boundary-value problems involving electric and magnetic fields at material interfaces

5..incorporate the fundamental theory of electromagnetism into the scientific problem-solving

6. Explain how electromagnetic waves propagate in homogeneous and inhomogeneous media


COURSE SCHEDULE

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6. Maxwell Equations, Macroscopic Electromagnetism, Conservation Laws

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7. Plane Electromagnetic Waves and Wave Propagation

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If you have comments or suggestions, email Prof. Lee at leeys@physics.oregonstate.edu

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