# Electromagnetic Field Theory

## Physics 835, Winter 2006

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, 2017 McPherson Laboratory, Fridays 9:30 am - 10:18 pm and occasionally 8:30 am -9:18 am, 1041 McPherson Laboratory

*** First Class Meets January 4, 2006 ***

There will be no class on Friday, January 13 - I'll be out of town

## Topics:

• Maxwell Equations, Green Functions for Wave Equation, Magnetic Monopoles
• Electromagnetic Waves and their Propagation
• Waveguides and Cavities
• Radiation, Multipole Expansion
• Scattering and Diffraction, Optical Theorem (if we have time)

## Textbook:

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

## Recommended Reading :

#### (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 Wednesday, January 18) -- Solution 1
• HW 2 (due Friday, January 27) Jackson Problems 7.2, 7.4, 7.6 (a) (each problem is 10 points) -- Solution 2
• HW 3 (due Monday, February 6) Problem 1: (10 pts) Using the first Kramers-Kronig relation, derive Eq. (7.122) in Jackson; Jackson Problems 7.13(a), 7.16, 7.22 (each problem is 10 points) -- Solution 3
• HW 4 (due Wednesday, February 15) -- Solution 4
• HW 5 (due Friday, February 24) Jackson Problems 9.2, 9.3, 9.7, 9.16 (omit radiation resistance) (each problem is 10 points)-- Solution 5
• Optional HW (due Monday, March 6, worth 10 pts extra credit)
• HW 6 (due Friday, March 3)-- Solution 6
• HW 7 (due Monday, March 13) -- Solution 7