# Electromagnetic Field Theory

## Physics 836, Spring 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, Fridays 9:30 am - 10:18 pm and occasionally 8:30 am -9:18 am, 1042 Smith

*** First Class Meets March 27, 2006 ***

There will be no class on Monday, April 24 and on Monday, May 22 - I'll be out of town

## Topics:

• Special Relativity
• Relativistic Charges in Electromagnetic Fields
• Bremsstrahlung, Method of Virtual Quanta

## 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 Wednesday, April 5) -- Solution 1
• HW 2 (due Wednesday, April 12) -- Solution 2
• HW 3 (due Wednesday, April 19) Jackson Problems 11.13, 11.14 (a,b), 11.15 (each problem is 10 points) -- Solution 3 (I did problem 11.13 in cartesian coordinates, but you guys can easily transform the results into cylindrical coordinates)
• HW 4 (due Wednesday, April 26) Jackson Problems 12.3, 12.5 (b) (note that the particle may have any non-zero initial velocity), 12.6 (b), 12.14 (each problem is 10 points) -- Solution 4
• HW 5 (due Wednesday, May 10, each problem is 10 points) -- Solution 5
• HW 6 (due Wednesday, May 17) Jackson Problems 14.4 (b), 14.5, 14.9 (a,b), 14.12 (each problem is 10 points) -- Solution 6
• HW 7 (due Friday, June 2) Jackson Problems 16.7, 16.10 (a,c) (you do not need to comment or compare with solution from (16.10) in (c)), 13.6, 13.10 (each problem is 10 points) -- Solution 7