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 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 Princi- ple 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.
Multipole expansion for systems of charges. Boundary value problems in electrostatics: method of images, eigenfunction expansions, etc.
Basics of magnetostatics.
Physics of electromagnetic waves. Propagation in waveguides. Eikonal theory and geometrical optics. Diffraction: Babinet’s principle, etc.
Fields of moving charges: Li\'enard-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.