Lecture Notes and Tentative Schedule

These are lecture notes that I use. They are not a substitute for a good book or for going to class. But, if you miss one class they can work for you


Week 1: 1/22

The Maxwell equations and mathematical review:


Week 1: 1/22

Week 2: 1/29 Methods of Electrostatics
Week 3: 2/5 Week 2 continued

Electrostatics in media

Week 4: 2/12 Electrostatics in Material:


Week 5: 2/19


Induction, Conservation Laws, Waves

Week 6: 2/26

Quasi-statics in vacuum and metals. Maxwell Equations for Potentials.

Week 7: 3/5 Conservation Laws. Propagation of waves in media and interfaces:
Spring Break: 3/12--3/18
Week 8: 3/19 Dispersion. Wave packtes.

Non-Relativistic Radiation

Week 9: 3/26 Retarded Green Functions.
Week 10: 4/2 Multipole radiation and radiation from slow charges.

Relativity and Relativistic Radiation

Week 11: 4/9 Relativity and Electrodynamics:
Week 12: 4/16 Radiation from relativistic charges:

Scattering and Diffraction

Week 13: 4/23 Relativistic radiation continued
Week 14: 4/30 Scattering and Diffraction