Syllabus.Physics.411

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Syllabus for Physics 411: Electrodynamics I Text: Classical Electrodynamics, Third Edition, by J. D. Jackson, John Wiley & Sons, NY 1999 Electrostatics and Maxwell’s Equations : Coulomb’s law, Gauss’ law, point charges and the Dirac Delta function, surface charge densities, surface electric dipole layer, superposition principle, volume charge densities for continuous charge distributions using Dirac Delta functions, electrostatic potential, electric field, magnetostatics, induced electric fields, time dependent magnetic fields, conservation of charge, induced magnetic fields, time dependent electric fields, the Lorentz force, Maxwell’s equations in a vacuum, decomposition of sources and fields, material properties, displacement vector, space-time Fourier transforms, boundary conditions at interfaces between materials, Gauss’ law for electric displacement vector, Ampere-Maxwell law for the magnetic
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Unformatted text preview: field, Faradays law for the electric field. Solution to Maxwells equations and Boundary Value Problems: Laplaces equation, Poissons equation, Greens function solutions to Poissons equation, uniqueness of solutions, Dirichlet and Neumann boundary value problems, electrostatic energy density, conductors and capacitance, coefficients of capacitance, boundary value problems for systems with conductors, variational techniques applied to determination of capacitance, path integrals and contour integration, solution to Laplaces equation in spherical and cylindrical coordinates, spherical harmonics, expansion of 1/| r r| in spherical harmonics, Greens function for spherical shell boundary value problems, Laplaces equation in cylindrical coordinates, Greens function expansion for cylindrical geometries, multipole expansion of charge distributions....
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This note was uploaded on 12/19/2010 for the course PHYS 411 taught by Professor G during the Spring '10 term at Missouri S&T.

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