- Lecture:

Monday 1–2 and Thursday 12–2 in Melamed - Exercise session:

Sunday 12–1 in Shenkar 104*or*Wednesday 8–9 in Shenkar 204

For more material see Moodle. The course mailing list is here.

- Maxwell's equations. Fields in matter.
- Electrostatics: Cartesian multipoles, spherical multipoles.
- Boundary value problems in electrostatics. Poisson's equation: Debye screening. Magnetostatics.
- Dynamics: consistency of M.E.'s, wave eq'n, potentials, gauge invariance.
- Energy: electrostatics, magnetostatics, Poynting's theorem and Poynting vector. Dynamics of particle in external field (Lagrangian and Hamiltonian).
- Plane waves: polarization (complex amplitudes), energy and flux. Waves in matter: dispersion and absorption, birefringence and Faraday rotation; skin depth, longitudinal plasma waves; the eikonal approximation and geometrical optics.
- Radiation: Liénard-Wiechert potentials, field strengths. Uniform motion, Larmor formula, bremsstrahlung, synchrotron radiation.
- Radiation from continuous systems: Cartesian multipoles, linear antenna. Thomson and Rayleigh scattering.
- Special relativity: metric, Lorentz transformations, four-vectors, current, field tensor, Lorentz force, field of a moving charge. Maxwell's equations.

- J. B. Marion and M. A. Heald,
*Classical Electromagnetic Radiation*[main text] - J. D. Jackson,
*Classical Electrodynamics*[secondary text] - Notes
- More material at Moodle

- E. M. Purcell,
*Electricity and Magnetism*[Berkeley Physics Course, Vol. 2] - R. P. Feynman, R.B. Leighton, and M. Sands,
*The Feynman Lectures on Physics*

- D. J. Griffiths,
*Introduction to Electrodynamics*****highly recommended**** - E. W. Cowan,
*Basic Electromagnetism* - P. Lorrain, D.R. Corson, and F. Lorrain,
*Electromagnetic Fields and Waves* - W. Hauser,
*Introduction to the Principles of Electromagnetism*

- L. D. Landau and E. M. Lifshitz,
*Classical Theory of Fields* - L. D. Landau and E. M. Lifshitz,
*Electrodynamics of Continuous Media* - M. Born and E. Wolf,
*Principles of Optics*

E. T. Whittaker, A History of the Theories of Æther and ElectricityJ. C. Maxwell, A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism