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
5230

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.

- Due January 17 (Solutions)
- Due January 22 (Solutions)
- Due January 29 (Solutions)
- Due February 5 (Solutions)
- Due February XX (Solutions)
- Due March 9 (Solutions)

- Midterm Exam 1 (Feb XX) (solutions).
- Midterm Exam 2 (Feb XX) (solutions).
- Final Exam (solutions).

Above is the collected lectures file. It will grow over time. Separate "chapters" will be posted first, below, and only from time to time combined into the collection above (so download individual chapters for most up to date notes).

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.

Here are some, with comments.

Note: the comments were originally intended for my personal use, to recallremind me what's in each of them.

Distinguished Professor of Physics

Graduate Student

Graduate Student

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.