Course Code

P204

Credit

8

Prerequisite

- None -

Total Hours

42 Lectures + 14 Tutorials

Outcome of the Course

Trains the student in detailed computations involved in electrostatics and magnetostatics, solving Maxwell’s equations. Introduces to the idea of energy momentum tensor and Gauge invariance.

Approval

Syllabus

- Introduction to electrostatics and Green function formalism
- Laplace and Poisson equations, boundary value problems
- Dielectrics, Polarization, electric displacement
- Steady currents, Lorentz force; magnetostatic (including vector potentials), magnetic materials
- Time-varying fields, Faraday’s law, displacement current
- Maxwell’s equations, electromagnetic waves

Reference Books

- Classical Electrodynamics by J. D. Jackson (3rd Edition)
- Classical Electromagnetic Radiation by Mark Heald, J. B. Marion
- Introduction to Electrodynamics by D. J. Griffiths (3rd Edition)
- Foundations of Electromagnetic Theory by J. R. Reitz, F. J. Milford & R. W. Christy
- Electricity and magnetism (Berkeley Physics Course; vol.2) by Edward M. Purcell (2nd Edition)