PHYSICS 642 - Winter 2019

       **** electrodynamics ****

 

·          CLASS:                       T R  12 – 1:20 PM               C 266 ESC

·          INSTRUCTOR:           Manuel Berrondo               berrondo@byu.edu

·         OFFICE:                       N149 ESC                            422-4635

·         OFFICE HOURS:         T R  1:30 – 2:30 PM

·         TA:                           Ty Beus         

·         TEXTBOOK:                “Electrodynamics”                                                                           

                                            Fulvio Melia                                                                                     

                                            Univ. Chicago Press, 2001

·         REF. BOOK:                “Classical Electrodynamics”                                                          

                                            John D. Jackson                                                                             

                                            John Wiley, 3rd edition, 1999

THE NOTES:      Intro, Geom_Alg, Wave_Eq, Optics, Dispersion, Wave_Guides, Radiation, Diffraction, Relativity, Lorentz_I, Lorentz_II, Proper_Vectors, Relativistic_Dynamics, Lagrangian, Covariant_Radiation, Radiative_Reaction

·         SYLLABUS:                outline

·         HOMEWORK:              Homework

·         ADDNL. MATERIAL:   Clifford Algebras, EM Notes Uppsala, Waveguides, LW Potentials, Diffraction

·         GRADES                    Homework 35%    Midterm 30%    Final 35 %

·         MIDTERM EXAM:       R 28 Feb.

·         READING ASSIG.:      Read the chapter before coming to class

·         FINAL EXAM:              Finals week – cumulative

ALWAYS do your reading assignment before coming to class!
The exams will cover all the material (textbook and class). Class participation and general interest in the course will also help to determine the final grade.