Lectures: Mayer Hall A 2702,
Monday and Wednesday 11:00 - 12:20
Problem Session: Mayer Hall A 2702, Friday, 4pm
Homework assigned every 1-2 weeks
Two mid terms. Dates will be advertised.
Final Exam, in class: Monday 03/16/2020
Grade will be a combination of 62.5% Final, 25% mid term, and 12.5% homework (was 50% Final, 20% each mid term, 10% homework).
Prof. Grinstein: Monday & Friday: 2pm, Mayer Hall
Brian Vermilyea (TA): Tuesday 4pm, Mayer Hall-A 5651
Office hours will continue until the earlier of 3pm (5pm For TA's) or all students leaving
Additional office hours will be arranged upon request
From the UCSD course catalogue: A basic course in electromagnetism at the graduate level. Contents include special relativity, relativistic formulation of electrodynamics from the Principle of Least Action, electrostatics, magnetostatics, multipoles, waves, light, diffraction, and multipole radiation.
Space-time. Rottaions as a prequel to Lorentz transformations. Differential calculus in curvilinear coordinates. Lorentz Transformations on space time, vectors, tensors, differential calculus in space-time.
Maxwell’s equations from the Principle of Least Action for rela- tivistic particles and fields.
Energy-momentum tensor; relativistic formulation of conservation laws, etc.
Physics of electromagnetic waves. Polarization. Interfaces
between dielectrics. Propagation in waveguides. Eikonal theory and geometrical optics.
Fields of moving charges:
Liénard-Wiechert potential. Multipole radiation.
Distinguished Professor of Physics
Prof. Grinstein is a Theoretical Physicist. His main
research interests are in the areas of particle physics and cosmology. Learn more about his
recent work on his website.
Brian is a graduate student in Physics doing research in theoretical condensed matter.
Dino is a graduate student in Physics whose main interest is in astronomy.