The outline of the course is as follows:

Electrostatics: boundary value problems, Green's functions, Laplace equation and methods of solution in rectangular, cylindrical and spherical coordinates. Basics of multipole expansion

(Chapters 1, 2 and 4 of Jackson; chapters 2 and 3 of Griffiths)

Magnetostatics: Basics of vector potential, magnetic induction, forces and torques on current elements

(parts of Chapter 5 of Jackson, chapter 5 of Griffiths)

Maxwell's equations for electrodynamics, gauges (Coulomb and Lorentz), retarded potentials, Jefimenko's equations

(parts of Chapter 6 of Jackson, Chapters 9 and 10 of Griffiths)

Wave propagation: polarization, dispersion, concept of group velocity, Kramers-Kronig relations

(parts of Chapter 7 of Jackson)

Basics of waveguides and resonant cavities: normal modes in waveguides and cavities, cavity Q

(parts of Chapter 8 of Jackson, parts of Chapter 9 of Griffiths)

Basics of tensor calculus, the covariant formulation of electrodynamics, Maxwell's equations in covariant form. Radiation from a moving point charge: the Lienard-Wiechert potentials, fields from a moving point charge

(Chapter 1, parts of Chapter 3, 4 and 8 of Landau & Lifshitz; Chapters 10 and 12 of Griffiths; Chapters 3 and 4 of Rybicki & Lightman)

The texts that will be useful are:

An Introduction to Electrodynamics, Griffiths Prentice Hall India)

Classical Electrodynamics, J. D. Jackson (Wiley Eastern, third edition).

The Classical Theory of Fields, Landau & Lifshitz (Butterworth & Heinemann, fourth revised edition).

The on-line Electrodynamics textbook by Bo Thide.

Radiative Processes in Astrophysics, Rybicki & Lightman (Wiley Interscience)

The grade will be based on the midterm (40%) and final (40%) exams (both open book/notes) and a project presentation (20%). Suggestions for the nature and scope of the project presentation will be put up here soon.