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Course Outline
- Maxwell’s equations.
- Gauge transformation.
- Poynting vector.
- Energy transport.
- Momentum and angular momentum in an electromagnetic field.
- Conservation laws.
- Relation to symmetry.
- Plane electromagnetic waves in a non-conducting and conducting medium.
- Propagation in a dispersive medium.
- Reflection.
- Refraction.
- Total internal reflection.
- Simple microscopic models of dielectric constant.
- Wave guides and resonant cavities.
- TE/TM and TEM modes.
- Power losses.
- Application to ionosphere.
- Radiation by moving charges.
- Lienard-Wiechert potentials and fields.
- Causality.
- General angular and frequency distributions of radiation from accelerated charges.
- Bremsstrahlung.
- Thompson scattering.
- Cherenkov radiation.
- Fields and radiation of localized oscillating sources.
- Electric dipole fields and radiation.
- Magnetic dipole and electric quadrupolefields.
- Analysis of multipole fields using vector spherical harmonics.
- Spherical wave expansion of a vector plane wave.
- Scattering of electromagnetic wave by a conducting sphere.