## Collection of PHY450HS1 (Relativistic Electrodynamics) notes so far.

Posted by peeterjoot on March 4, 2011

I’ve collected all my class notes and problems so far, covering material preceding the midterm, into a single pdf for convenience.

This includes all of the following individual bits previously posted.

Mar 2, 2011 PHY450H1S. Relativistic Electrodynamics Lecture 16 (Taught by Prof. Erich Poppitz). Monochromatic EM fields. Poynting vector and energy density conservation.

PHY450H1S. Relativistic Electrodynamics Lecture 16 (Taught by Prof. Erich Poppitz). Monochromatic EM fields. Poynting vector and energy density conservation.

Mar 1, 2011 PHY450H1S. Relativistic Electrodynamics Lecture 15 (Taught by Prof. Erich Poppitz). Fourier solution of Maxwell’s vacuum wave equation in the Coulomb gauge.

Fourier solution of Maxwell’s vacuum wave equation in the Coulomb gauge.

Feb 16, 2011 PHY450H1S. Relativistic Electrodynamics Lecture 14 (Taught by Simon Freedman). Wave equation in Coulomb and Lorentz gauges.

Wave equation in Coulomb and Lorentz gauges.

Feb 15, 2011 PHY450H1S. Relativistic Electrodynamics Lecture 13 (Taught by Prof. Erich Poppitz). Variational principle for the field.

PHY450H1S. Relativistic Electrodynamics Lecture 13 (Taught by Prof. Erich Poppitz). Variational principle for the field.

Feb 15, 2011 PHY450H1S Problem Set 3.

PHY450H1S Problem Set 3.

Feb 10, 2011 PHY450H1S. Relativistic Electrodynamics Lecture 12 (Taught by Prof. Erich Poppitz). Action for the field.

Action for the field.

Feb 9, 2011 PHY450H1S. Relativistic Electrodynamics Lecture 11 (Taught by Prof. Erich Poppitz). Unpacking Lorentz force equation. Lorentz transformations of the strength tensor, Lorentz field invariants, Bianchi identity, and first half of Maxwell’s.

Unpacking Lorentz force equation. Lorentz transformations of the strength tensor, Lorentz field invariants, Bianchi identity, and first half of Maxwell’s.

Feb 8, 2011 PHY450H1S. Relativistic Electrodynamics Lecture 10 (Taught by Prof. Erich Poppitz). Lorentz force equation energy term, and four vector formulation of the Lorentz force equation.

Lorentz force equation energy term, and four vector formulation of the Lorentz force equation.

Feb 6, 2011 Energy term of the Lorentz force equation.

Energy term of the Lorentz force equation.

Feb 3, 2011 PHY450H1S. Relativistic Electrodynamics Tutorial 3 (TA: Simon Freedman). Relativistic motion in constant uniform electric or magnetic fields.

Relativistic motion in constant uniform electric or magnetic fields.

Feb 1, 2011 PHY450H1S Problem Set 2.

PHY450H1S Problem Set 2.

Feb 1, 2011 PHY450H1S. Relativistic Electrodynamics Lecture 9 (Taught by Prof. Erich Poppitz). Dynamics in a vector field.

Dynamics in a vector field.

Feb 1, 2011 PHY450H1S. Relativistic Electrodynamics Lecture 8 (Taught by Prof. Erich Poppitz). Relativistic dynamics.

Relativistic dynamics.

Jan 27, 2011 PHY450H1S. Relativistic Electrodynamics Tutorial 2 (TA: Simon Freedman). Two worked problems.

Two worked problems.

Jan 26, 2011 PHY450H1S. Relativistic Electrodynamics Lecture 7 (Taught by Prof. Erich Poppitz). Action and relativistic dynamics.

Action and relativistic dynamics.

Jan 25, 2011 PHY450H1S. Relativistic Electrodynamics Lecture 6 (Taught by Prof. Erich Poppitz). Four vectors and tensors.

Four vectors and tensors.

Jan 22, 2011 PHY450H1S Problem Set 1.

Problem Set 1.

Jan 20, 2011 Four vectors and a worked problem on energy flux density.

Four vectors and a worked problem on energy flux density.

Jan 18, 2011 Proper time, length contraction, time dialation, causality.

Proper time, length contraction, time dialation, causality.

Jan 18, 2011 Spacetime geometry, Lorentz transformations, Minkowski diagrams.

Spacetime geometry, Lorentz transformations, Minkowski diagrams.

Jan 14, 2011 Some tensor and geometric algebra comparisons in a spacetime context.

Jan 14, 2011 Lorentz transformation of an antisymmetric tensor.

Jan 13, 2011 Spacetime, events, worldlines, spacetime intervals, and invariance.

Spacetime, events, worldlines, spacetime intervals, and invariance.

Jan 12, 2011 Spacetime, events, worldlines, proper time, invariance.

Spacetime, events, worldlines, proper time, invariance.

Jan 11, 2011 Speed of light and simultaneity.

Speed of light and simultaneity.

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