Electromagnetic Theory

This is the homepage for the course PH5020 Electromagnetic Theory being taught by me during Spring 2017.


Assessment

2 Quizzes $25\times 2$ 50
Final $50\times 1$ 50
Total 100

Assignments

There will be several ungraded assignments that will be handed out to the student.

Important Dates

Quiz I: Wed, Feb 15; Quiz II: Wed, Mar 22; End-Sem: Wed, Apr 26

Official Course Content

My notes on selected topics

Notes are provided for the benefit of students and no claim of originality is being made. Suggestions and comments are most welcome.

A formula for the capacitance matrix

Spherical Waves and Vector Spherical Harmonics (I resisted the temptation to get into the group theoretic aspects to make things more accessible!)

Interesting Links and References

The Long Road to Maxwell's Equations || English Translation of Einstein's 1905 paper titled "On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies" ||

Ted Talk by Uri Alon titled "Why truly innovative science demands a leap into the unknown"

Radiation from an accelerating charge (animation of the radial wave)

Source: http://www.tapir.caltech.edu/~teviet/Waves/field_a.gif

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