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Numbers in square brackets refer to the texts listed on the Course home page.

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 dateTopic Additional Reading
1  
1/11Maxwell equations. SI vs Gauss units.
[1] 7.3

1/13Index notation.
3  
1/15Maxwell equations in matter. [1] 7.3; [4] 6, 29; [2] 6.6
4
1/20
Michelson and Morley experiment. Postulates of special relativity. [1] 12.1;[2] 11.1, 11.2; [3] 1
5 1/22
Lorentz transformations. Invariant interval. [2]11.1, 11.3; [3] 2-5
6  1/25 Four-vectors.
[2] 11.3,11.4; [3] 6,7
7 1/27
Relativistic mechanics. [2] 11.5
8  1/29 Relativistic mechanics. [2] 11.5;[3]17
9  2/1Motion in a constant electric and magnetic fields. [2]12.2; [3]20,21
10  2/3Tensor of Electro-Magnetic field. [3] 23,24; [1] 10.1.1, 12.3
11  2/5Covariant form of Maxwell equations. [1] 12.3; [3]24
12  2/8Lorentz transformations of electric and magnetic fields. [1] 12.3; [3]38
13  2/10 Poynting's theorem [1] 8.1, [2] 6.7, [3]31
14  2/12Momentum of the EM field [1] 8.1, [2] 6.7
15 2/15
Stress tensor [1] 8.2
16 2/17
Conservation of momentum
[1] 8.2, 12.2
17 2/19
Angular momentum of the EM field [1] 8.2
18  2/22Wave equation [1] 9.1,[3]46,47
19  2/24Electro-magnetic waves in vacuum [1] 9.2, [2] 7.1, 11.3D
20  2/26Electro-magnetic waves in matter [1] 9.3, [2] 7.1,7.2
21  3/1Transmission and reflection
[1] 9.3, [2] 7.3
22  3/3Fresnel's equations
[2]7.3
23 3/5
Electro-magnetic waves in conductors [1] 9.4, [2] 8.1, [4] 86
24 3/8
Dispersion [1] 9.4, [2] 7.5, 7.8, [4] 77
25  3/10  
Wave guides [1] 9.5,[2]8.3,8.4
26  3/12Transmission lines [1] 9.5
   Spring Break
 
27  3/22Gauge invariance [1] 10.1
28  3/24Retarded potentials [3] 62, [1] 10.2
29  3/26Lienard-Wiechert potentials [3] 63, [1] 10.3.1
30  3/29Field of a moving charge [1] 10.3.2, [3] 63
31 3/31
Electric dipole radiation [1] 11.1, [3] 67, [2] 9.1, 9.2
32 4/2
Radiation power [1] 11.1, [3] 67
33  4/5

34  4/7Magnetic dipole radiation [1] 11.1, [2] 9.3
35 4/9
Quadrupole radiation [3] 67, [2] 9.3
36 4/12


37 4/14
Radiation by a point charge [1] 11.2
38 4/16
Radiation by an ultrarelativistic charge [1] 11.2, [3] 73
39 4/19
Radiation by a relativistic particle in Coulomb field
40  4/21Antennas [2]9.4
41 4/23
Radiation reaction [1] 11.2, [3] 75
42 4/26
Radiation reaction (cont.) [1] 11.2, [3] 75
43  4/28Scattering of EM waves on free charges [3] 78
44  4/30Scattering at high frequencies [3] 79,80
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