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