The course is a followup to Classical Electrodynamics I, and will generally cover electromagnetic radiation and allied aspects. The following is the list of books/resource materials that will be used:

(parts of) Chapters 10, 11 and 12 of Griffiths

(parts of) Chapters 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 & 14 from Classical Electrodynamics, J. D. Jackson, third edition.

(parts of) Chapters 3 and 8 from Principles of Optics, Born & Wolf, 7th edition.

Here is a collection of papers from the American Journal of Physics that will be used as resource material. Each student is required to present any one of these papers in class.

Here is a short derivation of the Kramers-Kronig relations.

We will have one quiz (15%), one midterm (30%) and one final exam (35%). The quiz will likely be closed book one, and the midterm and final exams will be open book. The presentation will be worth 20%.

Review of Chapter 10, Griffiths (especially Jefimenko's Eqs)

6.7, 6.8, 6.9, Jackson

7.5, 7.8, 7.9, 7.10, Jackson

8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.7, 8.8, 8.10, 8.11 Jackson

9.1, 9.2, 9.4, Jackson

Chapter 4 of Radiation Processes in Astrophysics, Rybicki & Lightman for special relativity, covariant formulation of electrodynamics and basics of radiation processes. Here are parts of Chapter 1 and Chapter 3

Quiz in early October

Midterm (some of chapter 10 might be moved up to before the midterm)

10.1, 10.2, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.10, 10.11, Jackson

Final

Prob 10.11, Griffiths

Probs 6.10, 6.11, 6.12, Jackson

Fill in details of Eq 7.58, Eq 7.86, Eq 7.91, Jackson

Problems 7.5(a), 7.6(a), 7.12, 7.19, 7.20, 7.21, Jackson

Understand Eq 8.34, derive Eq 8.138, Jackson

Prob 9.27, 9.38, Griffiths, 8.4(a), 8.17(a), Jackson

Prob 9.8 (a), (b), Jackson