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Unformatted text preview: Cornell University Department of Physics Classical Electrodynamics P561
Second Exam November 29, 2007
• You have 3 hours to work on the exam. • This is an open notes open Jackson exam (but no other book or printed material may be used): you can use any of your handwritten notes, but no book other than Jackson or anything printed is permitted. You may use calculators but no computers. Also NO collaboration is allowed and you may not be in real or virtual contact with a living person. • Do not open the exam until you are told to do so. • If something is not clear about the exam, ask Johannes. • Each of the four problems carry the same weight (25 points). However not each subpart will be graded equally, the value of the subparts is noted everywhere. • Graded exams will be available Monday afternoon, Dec. 3 from Johannes. NAME: SIGNATURE: 1. Multipole moments a) A sphere of radius R has a charge density in its volume given by ρ = ρ0 + ρ1 cos θ. Calculate the  total charge (1 point)  electric dipole moment vector (2 points)  electric quadrupole moment tensor (3 points) of this setup. Calulate the electric ﬁeld far away from this setup up to the quadrupole term (2 points). b) (8 points) We now start rotating this sphere with angular frequency ω around the zaxis. What will be the magnetic dipole moment vector? What will be the leading approximation for the magnetic ﬁeld in this setup? c) (9 points) Assume now that there is no rotation, but the radius of the sphere is changing as R(t) = R + r0 cos ωt. Use the following general formulae for radiation of a time dependent diple p to ﬁnd the radiation electric ﬁeld E and the angular distribution of the radiation: 1 ˆ r¨ E = 2 r × (ˆ × p ) cr ¨ p 2 dP = sin2 θ, dΩ 4πc3 where r = r/r and the double dots represent the second time derivative. At what frequencies ˆ (in terms of ω ) will the system radiate? Note that in this case ρ(x, t) = ρ(x)eiωt , so we cannot apply the formulae (9.19) and (9.23) in chapter 9 of Jackson. 2a) n=1 ki kr 11111111111 00000000000 11111111111 00000000000 ǫ, σ 11111111111 00000000000 11111111111 00000000000 11111111111 00000000000 11111111111 00000000000 11111111111 00000000000 kc 11111111111 00000000000 11111111111 00000000000 11111111111 00000000000 11111111111 00000000000 11111111111 00000000000 11111111111 00000000000 11111111111 00000000000 11111111111 00000000000 11111111111 00000000000 11111111111 00000000000 11111111111 00000000000 11111111111 00000000000 2b) n=1 ki 11111 00000 11111 00000 ǫ, σ 11111 00000 11111 00000 11111 00000 11111 00000 11111 00000 11111 00000 11111 00000 11111 00000 11111 00000 11111 00000 11111 00000 11111 00000 11111 00000 11111 00000 11111 00000 11111 00000 n=1 kt 2. Reﬂection of plane waves from a conductor (Note: Depending on our approach, this problem may turn out to be the calculationally most intensive part of the exam. You may consider leaving this problem to the end, after you have worked on the other problems.) A linearly polarized plane wave in free empty space is orthogonally incident on a conductor with dielectric constant ǫ and conductivity σ (for the magnetic permeability you can assume that µ = 1 everywhere). a) (13 points) Calculate the amplitude of the reﬂected and refracted waves. Assuming that the conductivity is very small ( 4πσ ≪ ǫ), calculate the leading correction to the usual ω Fresnel equations. What fraction would be reﬂected for a very good conductor ( 4πσ ≫ ǫ)? ω b) (12 points) Assume that the material is a very good conductor and has a thickness d. What fraction of the incoming wave will get transmitted in the limit 4πσ ≫ ǫ ∼ O(1)? ω Hint: You may ﬁnd it useful to work with a complex index of refraction n = though you can solve the probem without that too. ǫ + i 4πσ , ω y
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