PHYS-324 / 4 credits

Teacher: Augusto Penedones Fernandes João Miguel

Language: English


Summary

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

Content

Keywords

Maxwell equations, electromagnetic field, multipole expansion, special relativity, Lorentz transformations.

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

General physics and mathematics courses of the physics bachelor cycle.

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:

  • Describe Maxwell equations and its physical consequences
  • Formalize physical problems into mathematical equations.
  • Solve problems analytically and/or numerically
  • Formulate the basic consequences of special relativity
  • Synthesize specific electrodynamic phenomena into precise mathematical language
  • Describe physical phenomena in the language of fields and particles
  • Derive specific consequences of Maxwell equations
  • Explain the meaning of each term in Maxwell equations

Transversal skills

  • Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.
  • Continue to work through difficulties or initial failure to find optimal solutions.
  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking

Teaching methods

Lectures and problem solving sessions.

Expected student activities

Attendance at lectures, study of the lectures at home and problem solving during exercise sessions and at home.

Assessment methods

Final written exam (80%).

Written exam during the semester (20%).

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes

Resources

Bibliography

"Modern electrodynamics", Andrew Zangwill, Cambridge University Press 2013. ISBN-13: 978-0521896979

"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


 

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Classical electrodynamics
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11  CE2  
11-12    
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17   INJ218 
17-18    
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Wednesday, 10h - 12h: Lecture CE2

Thursday, 16h - 18h: Exercise, TP INJ218