# General Syllabus Physics 35400

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
Syllabus
Physics 35400
Electricity and Magnetism II

Designation:

Catalog description:
Magnetic fields in matter, Electrodynamics, induction, Maxwell’s equations, electromagnetic waves in vacuum and in matter, guided waves – transmission lines and waveguides, electromagnetic potentials and radiation, special relativity.
3 HR./WK.; 3 CR.
Prerequisites:
Prereq.: Physics 35300; pre- or coreq.: Math 39200 (required for Physics majors, except those in the Biomedical Option).
Textbook and other suggested material:
Griffiths, Introduction to Electrodynamics, (3rd ed., 1999) (required), Prentice Hall

Course Objectives:
After successfully completing this course, students should be able to
1. understand the differences between diamagnetism, paramagnetism and ferromagnetism 2. calculate the magnetization and magnetization currents of materials for simple symmetric shapes 3. calculate induced currents and induced electric fields for simple configurations involving motional emf or changing magnetic fields 4. calculate electromagnetic energy, linear momentum, angular momentum, and center of energy for simple static electromagnetic field configurations 5. give expressions for plane electromagnetic fields in specified directions with specified polarizations, supplying the energy densities, linear momentum densities, and forces when the waves are reflected from plane interfaces 6. calculate the electromagnetic potentials for simple time-varying sources 7. calculate the electromagnetic radiation fields and power emitted for electric dipole sources 8. calculate Lorentz length contractions and time dilatations 9. give the relativistic expressions for particle energy and linear momentum 10. calculate electric and magnetic field transformations between inertial frames
Topics Covered:
1. Magnetic Fields in Matter: magnetization, the field of a magnetized object, the auxiliary field H, magnetic susceptibility and permeability. 2. Electrodynamics: electromotive force, electromagnetic induction, displacement current, Maxwell?s equations. 3. Conservation Laws: conservation of charge, conservation laws associated with Poincare invariance (energy, linear momentum, angular momentum, constant velocity of the center of energy). 4. Electromagnetic Waves: waves in one dimension, plane electromagnetic waves in vacuum and in linear media. 5. Potentials and Fields: scalar and vector potentials, gauge transformations, general solutions for the potentials in terms of time-varying sources. 6. Radiation: time-harmonic electric and magnetic dipole fields including radiation emission. 7. Electrodynamics and Relativity: Lorentz transformations of spacetime, length contraction and time dilatation, relativistic energy and momentum, Lorentz transformation of electromagnetic fields.
Class schedule:
two 75 minute classes

Relationship of course to program outcomes:
The outcomes of this course contribute to the following departmental learning outcomes:
a. students will be able to synthesize and apply their knowledge of physics and mathematics to solve physics-related problems in a broad range of fields in classical and modern physics, including mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics and statistical physics, optics, quantum mechanics, and experimental physics.
c. students will be able to communicate their knowledge effectively and in a professional manner, in both oral and written forms.
d. students will be able to work cooperatively with other students and with faculty.
f. students will be able to use computers effectively for a variety of tasks, including data analysis, instructional-technology (IT) assisted presentations, report or manuscript preparation, access to online information sources, etc.
Person who prepared this description and date of preparation:
Timothy Boyer

1/16/2007