Details of PH3202 (Spring 2017)

Level: 3 Type: Theory Credits: 3.0

Course CodeCourse NameInstructor(s)
PH3202 Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism Ananda Dasgupta

Introduction to Electrostatics.

Boundary-Value Problems in Electrostatics.
Neumann and Dirichlet problems.
Formal solutions using Green's function.

Multipole expansion, Electrostatics of Macroscopic Media, Dielectrics.

Review of Magnetostatics.

Maxwell Equations, Macroscopic Electromagnetism.
Electrodynamics. Conservation laws, Poynting's theorem.

Plane Electromagnetic Waves and Wave Propagation.
Polarization. Reflection - Transmission - Total internal reflection.
Waves in conducting medium. TE - TM - TEM waves

Scalar and Vector Potential. Coulomb and Lorentz gauge.
Retarded potentials. The Liennard-Wiechart potential.
Time dependent Green's function.

Radiation. Electric and magnetic dipole radiation.
Radiation by Moving Charges.

Special Theory of Relativity.
Dynamics of Relativistic Particles and Electromagnetic Fields.
Electrodynamics in Tensor notation.


Course Credit Options

Sl. No.ProgrammeSemester NoCourse Choice
1 IP 2 Core
2 IP 4 Not Allowed
3 IP 6 Not Allowed
4 MR 2 Elective
5 MR 4 Not Allowed
6 MS 6 Core
7 RS 1 Elective
8 RS 2 Elective