Electricity and Magnetism II

Provenance and status update

The instructional materials posted here originate from the class I (Kirill) taught in Spring 2019, having switched to the flipped classroom format for the first time. Taken in combination, video lectures and tutorials cover approximately 75% of the material usually covered in this class. These pages are under development.

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Course synopsis

This graduate course, coded PHYS 914 at UNL, develops the theory of time-dependent electromagnetic phenomena and includes the following topics: special relativity and covariant formulation of electrodynamics; Maxwell equations in vacuum and in continuous media; conservation laws in electrodynamics; electromagnetic waves, their reflection/refraction at interfaces and propagation in waveguides; dielectric response of materials; electromagnetic radiation; scattering of electromagnetic waves.

Recommended textbooks

J. D. Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics, third edition.
L. D. Landau and E. M. Lifshitz, The Classical Theory of Fields.