Electromagnetic Fields and Waves

Instructor : Dr Ata Ul Haq
Term : Spring 2013
Level : Undergraduate
Course Code : PHY 305
Course Status : Physics Core
Course Outline


Course Description

This course extends the concepts of static electric and magnetic fields to time-varying fields that give rise to electromagnetic waves. Maxwell’s equations are presented as mathematical description of laws governing these waves. Propagation of electromagnetic waves through different types of media and their behavior at interfaces is explored. Potential fields are introduced along with a discussion on Gauge transformations. The phenomenon of radiation with emphasis on dipole radiation will be studied. Finally, the connection between special theory of relativity and electrodynamics is explored.

Lecture Notes


HOMEWORKS, QUIZZES/ EXAMS

Date Homeworks Quizzes/ Exams
7-Feb-2013 HW 1
Solution
14-Feb-2013 HW 2
Solution
21-Feb-2013 Quiz 1
Solution
2-Mar-2013 HW 3
Solution
7-Mar-2013 Quiz 2
Solution
14-Mar-2013 Midterm
2-Apr-2013 Quiz 3
Solution
7-Apr-2013 HW 4
22-Apr-2013 Quiz 4
Solution
16-May-2013 Final Exam
Solution