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Unformatted text preview: Physics 709 Syllabus Physics 709 is the third part of a three-quarter sequence intended for first-year physics graduate students. The principal text is J. D. Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics , second edition, (Wiley, New York, 1975), supplemented by my course notes. They will be available on the web www.physics.uc.edu/ ∼ jarrell. Physics 709 has as its primary topic electromagnetic radiation and the related phenomena of scat- tering and diffraction. First, wave guides will be discussed (Chaps. 8,9,13, and 14). Then radiation is treated using elementary techniques involving the Green’s function for the Helmholtz wave equation. An elementary multipole expansion is developed. Scattering and scalar diffraction are then studied with var- ious geometries. Next, the various mechanisms, e. g., Cherenkov radiation, by which a charged particle can lose energy when traversing a material are explored. There follows an investigation of radiation by accelerated charged particles with emphasis on highly relativistic particles and on synchrotron radiation...
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2012 for the course PHYSICS 707 taught by Professor Electrodynamics during the Fall '11 term at LSU.
- Fall '11