# Electromagnetic Field Theory

## Physics 834, Autumn 2005

Instructor: Yuri Kovchegov

Office: M2042 Physics Research Bldg

Office Hours: Mondays Wednesdays 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Course Meets: Mondays Wednesdays 9:30 am - 10:18 am, Fridays 8:30 am - 10:18 am, Smith 1180

*** First Class Meets September 21st, 2005 ***

There will be no class on Wednesday, September 28 - I'll be out of town

## Topics:

• Electrostatics, Poisson and Laplace Equations, Green Functions
• Boundary-Value Problems in Electrostatics: Method of Images, problems with spherical geometry (Legendre Polynomials, Spherical Harmonics) and problems with cylindrical geometry (Bessel Functions)
• Multipole Expansion, Dielectrics
• Magnetostatics: Biot and Savart Law, Ampere's Law, Vector Potential, Magnetic Moment, Boundary Value Problems in Magnetostatics
• Maxwell Equations (if we have time)

## Textbook:

• J. D. Jackson - Classical Electrodynamics, 3rd Edition

#### (placed on reserve at the Science and Engineering Library (SEL))

• L.D. Landau, E.M. Lifshitz - The Classical Theory of Fields: Volume 2
• L.D. Landau, E.M. Lifshitz, L.P. Pitaevskii - Electrodynamics of Continuous Media: Volume 8

## Homework Assignments:

#### (Solutions are password protected, they are for the use of OSU students and faculty only, please write to me if you are interested in accessing them.)

• HW 1 (due Monday, October 3) Jackson Problems 1.3, 1.4, 1.10 + two more problems -- Solution 1
• HW 2 (due Monday, October 10) Jackson Problems 1.5 (also calculate the potential energy of the bound electron discarding the delta-function term in the charge density), 1.6 (b), (c), 1.7 (omit the gauge wire part), 2.2 (each problem is 10 points) -- Solution 2
• HW 3 (due Monday, October 17) Jackson Problems 2.3 (a,b,c), 2.11, 2.15, 2.23 (a) (each problem is 10 points) -- Solution 3
• HW 4 (due Wednesday, October 26) Jackson Problems 3.9, 3.10, 3.1, 3.5, 3.14 (each problem is 10 points) -- Solution 4
• HW 5 (due Wednesday, November 9) Jackson Problems 4.1 (a) and (b) (you need to include moments only through quadrupole), 4.2, 4.4 (a), 4.7 (a),(b) (each problem is 10 points) -- Solution 5
• HW 6 (due Thursday, November 17) Jackson Problems 4.9, 4.10, 4.13 (each problem is 10 points) -- Solution 6
• HW 7 (due Wednesday, November 23) Jackson Problems 5.3, 5.6 (each problem is 10 points) -- Solution 7
• HW 8 (due Friday, December 2) Jackson Problems 5.11 (a), 5.13, 5.19 (a), 5.26 (each problem is 10 points) -- Solution 8