# Physics 6431 - Classical Electrodynamics (Ponce de Leon)

### Text

- Classical Electrodynamics, Third Edition (Jackson)

### Grading

- The grading is based on four exams, each of which has a weight of 25% of the final grade. They will be based on examples done in class, suggested problems, and exercises given through the course.
- The first three exams will be during the time of class on February 12, March 12, and April 19. The date of the final exam is suggested by the registrar.

### Contents

This corresponds roughly to the first nine chapters of Jackson.

- Coulomb's Law
- Poisson and Laplace Equations
- Green's Theorem
- Formal Solution of Electrostatic Boundary-Value Problems
- Method of Images
- Orthogonal Functions and Expansions
- Separation of Variables in Rectangular Coordinates
- Separation of Variables in Spherical Coordinates
- Boundary-Value Problems with Azimuthal Symmetry
- Separation of Variables in Cylindrical Coordinates. Bessel Functions
- Multipole Expansion
- Boundary-Value Problems with Dielectrics
- Biot-Savart Law and Differential Equations of Magnetostatics
- Methods of Solving Boundary-Value Problems in Magnetostatics
- Magnetic Shielding, Spherical Shell in a Uniform Magnetic Field
- Faraday's Law of Induction
- Maxwell Displacement Current; Maxwell Equations
- Vector and Scalar Potentials
- Pointing's Theorem and Conservation of Energy and Momentum
- Plane Waves in a Nonconducting Medium
- Fields at the Surface of and Within a Conductor
- Fields and Radiation of a Localized Oscillating Source
- Electric Dipole Fields and Radiation
- Magnetic Dipole and Electric Quadrupole Fields
- Center-Fed Linear Antenna