Course Code

P301

Credit

8

Total Hours

42 Lectures + 14 Tutorials

Outcome of the Course

Provides training in advanced concepts and methods for understanding advanced electromagnetic phenomena. Important concepts of radiation retardation, multipole expansions, covariant formulation of classical mechanics and relativistic kinematics are taught.

Approval

Syllabus

- Review of Maxwell’s equations, Poynting’s theorem, electromagnetic energy momentum tensor
- Wave propagation in conductors and dielectrics, Reflection, Refraction, Polarization, Total internal reflection, Attenuation of waves in metals, Brewster’s angle, Lorentz theory of dispersion, waveguides, fibers and plasma
- Gauge transformations and gauge invariance, electromagnetic potentials
- Lienard-Weichert potentials, radiation from an accelerated charge, Larmor formula, bremsstrahlung and synchrotron radiation
- Multipole radiation, scattering by free charges
- Time permitting introduction to magnetohydrodynamics/covariant formulation

Reference Books

- Classical Electrodynamics by J. D. Jackson (3rd Edition)
- Classical Electromagnetic Radiation by Mark Heald & J. B. Marion
- Foundations of Electromagnetic Theory by J. R. Reitz, F. J. Milford & R. W. Christy
- Classical Theory of Fields by L. Landau and E. Lifshitz
- Introduction to Electrodynamics by D. J. Griffiths (3rd Edition)