P506 Fall 2004 General Information

last modified on April 26

This page is located at http://www-personal.umich.edu/~graithel/P506_04/home.html

Final score table posted.Check score table for errors. Grades will be submitted tomorrow.

Exams and leftovers can be picked up outside my office (4223 Randall).

Syllabus

Homework assignments and solutions, scores, course notes

Textbook:J. D. Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics, 3rd ed., Wiley, ISBN 0-471-30932-X

(Introductory reading for students who did not have an advancd undergraduate EM course: D. J. Griffiths, Introduction to Electrodynamics)

InstructorGeorg Raithel

Telephone:(734) 647 9031

Office:4223 Randall Laboratory (new part of the building)

Hours: Mondays 4PM-6PM

GraderMeng Cui

Office in EECS: 1113, Tel. (734) 764-9578 (Grader will be in this office mostly)

Office in Randall: 1485A, Tel. (734) 647-5465

Hours: call

Lecture time and location:Tuesday and Thursday 2:30PM-4PM in 1505 CCL (in Geology; see map).

Course description of Physics 505 and 506:This two-term course covers the theoretical foundations of classical electrodynamics. The first part, Physics 505, proceeds in the following order: Electrostatics, solution methods for the Laplace and Poisson equations, time-independent magnetic phenomena, Maxwell equations, time-dependent electromagnetic fields, free electromagnetic fields, and fields in waveguides. The second part, Physics 506, covers the description of radiating systems, scattering and diffraction of electromagnetic waves, the covariant formalism of electrodynamics, the radiation of moving charges, radiation in collision processes, and radiation damping.

HomeworkHomework problems will be assigned at most once per week, and will typically be due one week from when they are assigned. The homework will be collected, and it will be graded. The homework will contribute 35 percent towards the final course grade.

Reading assignments complementing the material covered in class will be part of the homework.

Late homework will, in general, not be accepted. Your solutions must be written neatly on stapled paper. Sample solutions will be provided after the due date has passed.

ExamsThere will be one midterm and a final exam.

Midterm: March 4, 1:30PM-5:00PM

Review session for Midterm: March 1, 7PM

Final:

Date&Time:TBD

Review Date&Time:TBD

Additional information:Allowed textbooks are the course textbook and one other textbook of your choice. Course notes, review notes and homework solutions from this class will be allowed. Other problem solution collections or ``manuals" of any kind are not allowed.

GradingYour course grade will be based on the total number of points earned in the midterm exams, the final exam, and the homeworks. The relative weighting is determined as follows:

One Midterm Exam weight 30%

Final Exam weight 35%

Homework weight 35%

Syllabus

Week of

ChapterinTextbook

General Topic1/5

8

Waveguides and cavities

1/12

8

Waveguides and cavities

1/19

9

Radiation fields

1/26

9

Radiation fields

2/2

10

Scattering and Diffraction

2/9

10/11

Scattering and Diffraction; Special Relativity

2/16

11

Special Relativity

2/23

Break

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3/1

12

Relativistic motion of particles in fields

3/8

12

Relativistic motion of particles in fields

3/15

14

Radiation of moving charges

3/22

14

Radiation of moving charges

3/29

13

Collisions

4/5

13/15

Collisions, Bremsstrahlung

4/12 - 4/20

15

Bremsstrahlung