Electromagnetic Theory

Course Name: Electromagnetic theory (phys 602)

Course content:

I. Introduction

→ Solution of Laplace Equations in rectangular, spherical and cylindrical coordinates

  1. Solution of Poisson’s equation, Solution of a boundary value problem with Green’s function

  2. Vector potential for a circular current loop, Maxwell’s equations, Coulomb and Lorentz gauges,

  3. Reflection and refraction of plane electromagnetic waves, Dispersion relations,

  4. Motion of a charged particle in electric and magnetic fields, Retarded potentials, Electric dipole radiation,

  5. Lienard–Wiechert potentials, Radiation by an accelerated charge, Bremsstrahlung,

  6. Covariant formulation of electrodynamics.


1. David J. Griffiths, Introduction to electrodynamics, 3rs ed., 1999.

2. Hugh D. Young and Roger A. Freedman, University Physics with Modern Physics 12th ed., 2008

3. Douglas C. Giancoli, Physics for scientists and engineers, Prentice Hall, 4th, 2005

4. Robert Resnick and David Halliday, Fundamentals of Physics Extended, HRW 8 th ed., 2008

5. Paul M. Fishbone, StepheneGasiorowicz, Stephen T. Thornton, Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 3rd ed., 2005.

Evaluation Methods:

1. Assignment I , Individual assignment  (20%)

2. Assignment II Group assignment (20)

3. Test-I and Test-II (30%)

4. Final Exam (30%)

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