Physics 611: Introduction to Mathematical Physics
Spring 2014
Lectures: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30-10:50 a.m. in Small 126
Instructor: Irina Novikova
Office: Small 251 |
E-mail: ixnovi[at]wm.edu |
Office hours: by appointment |
Telephone: (757) 221-3693 |
Web-site: http://www.physics.wm.edu/~inovikova/phys611/phys611.html |
Required text: J.D. Jackson: Classical Electrodynamics 3rd Ed., Wiley.
Homework: 5 assignments due selected Tuesdays (see schedule)
Grading:
Homework |
40% |
Midterm presentation |
30% |
Final exam |
30% |
Descriptions of Electromagnetic Radiation, Maxwell Equations (Chapter 6)
Vector and scalar potentials, gauge transformations, Poynting theorem
Plane electromagnetic waves and wave propagation (Chapter 7)
Plane
wave and its polarization, laws of reflection and refraction, dispersion and
group velocity, Kramers-Kronig relationships
Gaussian beams
Paraxial approximation, beam propagation, higher order modes
Waveguides and cavities (Chapter 8)
Eigenmodes of a waveguides, resonant cavities, optical fibers
Radiation of e-m waves (Chapter 9)
Radiation of a moving charges, multipole expansion
Scattering and diffraction (Chapter 10)
Types of scattering, diffraction theory.