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## Advanced Electromagnetism
Credits: 7.5 hp; Teaching period: VT1 |

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The
course shall provide central knowledge in advanced electrodynamics
relevant for a variety of fields in physics.

It is part of the Master programme in physics

Content

- Maxwell's equations, conservation laws, and electromagnetic potentials and gauges
- Interaction of radiation with materials and dispersion
- Optical waveguides and impedance
- Retarded potentials and radiating systems including multipol radiation
- Relativistic formulation of electromagnetism
- Lienard-Wiechert potential and synchrotron radiation

Expected
previous knowledge

Elementary knowledge in electromagnetism corresponding to FYTB13

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Course
structure

Within the first
six weeks the basic material is studied by a combination of
lectures, In the exercise session the students shall work on the
non-homework problems which are solved together. Additionally, the
homework problems of the previous week are discussed if
misconceptions appeared in the solutions handed in. In the last
week each group shall deal with a project, which is
presented in a small workshop at the end of the course.
Elementary knowledge in electromagnetism corresponding to FYTB13

Further Information

Kursplan för Avancerad Elektromagnetism, FYSN23

- Handing in the homework problems in groups of two or three. It is required that substantial work is done on 80% of the problems (i.e. the solution need not to be necessarily correct). I strongly prefer a wrong solution where the students dealt with the matter to a right solution copied from textbooks or fellow students.
- Passing the individual oral exam
[70% of final grade]. The student shall demonstrate that he/she
can apply the material discussed in the lecture to solve the
exercise problems. It is suggested to bring and use a
compilation of important issues/formulas written by oneself
(less than 3 pages). The exam will be based on a random choice
of problems from the exercise sheets.

- Project (in groups of two or
three) with oral presentation and written report (of the same group) (4-8 pages) [30% of
final grade]. Participation
during the entire workshop is mandatory. The grading will be based on
the depth of your understanding
of the subject (Minimum
level: important points are correctly reproduced. Expected
level: establishing the logical structure; Excellent level:
relating to general topics of the field), the quality of your presentation (good introduction to the
topic, structure, readability of text and figures),
and its pedagogical value (motivation, clarity,
highlighting important issues).

Course Literature

- John D.
Jackson: Classical Electrodynamics, 3rd Edition, (Wiley
1999). [Note that earlier editions did not use SI units and are
therefore not recommended.] List of
Errata

- A. Zangwill: Modern Electrodynamics (Cambridge University Press 2013)
- David J. Griffiths: Introduction to Electrodynamics (Addison-Wesley 1999)
- Richard Fitzpatrick: Classical Electromagnetism: An
intermediate level course (online
notes)

Publisher: Andreas Wacker

Updated April 5, 2018