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PHYS 543: Electrodynamics in Space-time
Vladimir Chaloupka, University of Washington
October 24, 2010
1
Overview of Special Relativity
Principle of Relativity: Laws of Physics (including vmax = 1/ 00 ) are the
same in all inertial frames1.
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Introduction and Math Review
Supplemental Lecture Notes for PHYS 543
Vladi Chaloupka, Department of Physics, University of Washington
Autumn 2011
What is so great about Electromagnetic Theory?
[ ] It is the only force that we really understand from classi
PHYS543: HW Set 2 Part 1
Vladimir Chaloupka, University of Washington
October 27, 2010
Problem A
1) Use the Lorentz transformation (eq. 19) to derive the formula for
addition of velocities.
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2) Derive the extremely useful relations = pc and = mc2 . Thes
PHYS543 Autumn 2010
Homework for Exam 1 (Nov. 8, 7-8 PM)
Set 1 part 1:
Chapter 1 Problems 4, 5, 12, 13, 20, 22, 23 (use of Levi-Civita removes
the need for masochism), 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 33
set 1 part 2:
a) text problems 1.47 and 1.48
b) determine th
PHYS543
Final HW Problems
Autumn 2011
Problem X: Use the Maxwell equations to obtain a wave equation for
E and B in vacuum. Show that the equation indeed solves the problem,
and that it deserves to be called a wave equation. Then show (for a plane
wave) t