Electrodynamics PHYS30441 (M)

Prof Terry Wyatt FRS


News

The most recent special OPTIONAL session on Electrodynamics took place on Wednesday 16th October.

Question For Optional Examples Class 1 ...... Solutions.


My ``One-Page'' Summaries of the Lectures

Will appear here after each lecture.

Lectures 1 and 2: Introduction to Electrostatics

Lecture 3: Solutions to Laplace's Equation (general results)

Lecture 4: Solutions to Laplace's Equation (example in spherical polar coordinates)

Lecture 5: Multipole Expansions in Electrostatics

Lecture 6: Magnetostatics

Lecture 7: Magnetostatics (continued)


Scanned Copies of What I Wrote on the Visualiser For Each Lecture

Will appear here after each lecture.

Lecture 0: General Course Introduction/Overview, including material not written to Visualiser

Lecture 1: Course Introduction + Start Electrostatics

Lecture 2: Electrostatics (continued)

Lecture 3: Solutions to Laplace's Equation (general results)

Lecture 4: Solutions to Laplace's Equation (example in spherical polar coordinates)

Lecture 5: Multipole Expansions in Electrostatics

Lecture 6: Magnetostatics

Lecture 7: Magnetostatics (continued) . . . . . Pictures of some accelerator magnets


Podcasts of Each Lecture will become available.


Question Sheets For the "Official" Examples Classes

The question sheets for the examples classes will be posted here as we progress through the course. Answers will be posted here at the end of the week of the associated examples class.

Background Revision Example Sheet


OPTIONAL Bonus Electrodynamics Sessions

I shall organize some OPTIONAL bonus Electrodynamics sessions throughout the term. They will occur on some Wednesdays at 12:00-13:00.

There will be a few extra-curricular lectures and some sessions will take the form of a small bonus `Examples Class', in which we'll work on a new problem that I'll bring along to the session.

These sessions are also an opportunity for you to ask questions about lectures so far.

I'm happy to adapt the format and frequency of these sessions to the requests/needs of the students that turn up!

I currently foresee these being at the following days/locations:

2nd October: Bonus Revision Lecture: Solutions to Laplace's Equation (example in cartesian coordinates)

16th October: Question For Optional Examples Class 1 ...... Solutions.

6th November / Blackett Theatre

20th November / Blackett Theatre

4th December / Blackett Theatre


Supplementary Material

Example Sheet on Vector Calculus

A summary of useful formulae concerning vector calculus, coordinate systems, etc

Pictures of the electric and magnetic fields produced by a point charge moving with constant velocity

Proof of Lienard-Wiechert Fields for a moving point charge

Patterns of radiation produced by an accelerating point charge

Local gauge invariance and the Schroedinger Equation: R. Barlow Eur. J. Phys. 11 (1990) 45.

The syllabus for the course as given in the Blue Book

Here is the promised Course Summary and Notes on the Exam. Please let me know if you find any typos!


Some material relating to exams before I took over the course may be found on Blackboard.


Your Questions, Feedback, etc

Do you have any questions about the physics, the lecturs, or the example sheets? Do you have any feedback on the lectures or other aspects of the course? Did you find any mistakes anywhere? I'd be very interested to hear from you! Please come and find me in Room 6.22 (Schuster) or:

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