Fiches de cours 2016-2017

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Classical electrodynamics

PHYS-324

Enseignant(s) :

Augusto Penedones Fernandes João Miguel

Langue:

English

Summary

The goal of this course is the study of the physical consequences of Maxwell equations.

Content

I Maxwell equations: the laws of electrodynamics, differential and integral form of Maxwell equations, scalar and vector potential, gauge transformations, solutions of Maxwell equations using Green functions, Newmann and Dirichlet boundary conditions, vacuum solutions and solutions in the presence of charges and currents, retarded potentials, Liénard-Wiechert potentials, radiation emission by moving charges.

II Multipole expansion: electrostatics, magnetostatics, and electrodynamics, dipole radiation

III Special Relativity: Maxwell equations and the birth of relativity, Galilean and Lorentz transformations, four-vectors and tensor calculus, covariant form of Maxwell equations, relativistic particle dynamics.

IV Electric and magnetic field in matter: derivation of macroscopic electrodynamic equations, continuity boundary conditions, waves in a medium, reflection and refraction of waves.

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

General physics, mechanics and mathematics

Important concepts to start the course

Differential and integral calculus. Newtonian mechanics. Electro and magnetostatics.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Lectures and problem solving sessions.

Expected student activities

Attendance at lectures, problem solving.

Assessment methods

Written exam.

Resources

Bibliography

"Classical electrodynamics / John David Jackson". Year:1999. ISBN:978-0-471-30932-1

"Le cours de physique de Feynman / [Richard] Feynman, [Robert] Leighton, [Matthew] Sands". Year:1995. ISBN:2-10-004504-0

"Théorie des champs / L. Landau, E. Lifchitz; [traduit du russe par Sergueï Medvédev]". Year:1999. ISBN:5-03-000641-9

Ressources en bibliothèque
Notes/Handbook


Websites

Dans les plans d'études

  • Physique, 2016-2017, Bachelor semestre 5
    • Semestre
      Automne
    • Forme de l'examen
      Ecrit
    • Crédits
      4
    • Matière examinée
      Classical electrodynamics
    • Cours
      2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
    • Exercices
      2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

LuMaMeJeVe
8-9
9-10
10-11
11-12
12-13
13-14
14-15
15-16
16-17
17-18
18-19
19-20
20-21
21-22
En construction
Cours
Exercice, TP
Projet, autre

légende

  • Semestre d'automne
  • Session d'hiver
  • Semestre de printemps
  • Session d'été
  • Cours en français
  • Cours en anglais
  • Cours en allemand