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Collection of PHY450HS1 (relativistic electrodynamics) class notes and worked problems.

Posted by peeterjoot on April 11, 2011

Before the midterm I’d posted a collection of my class notes as of that point in time.

That collection is now updated and except for Lecture 19 on the Lienard-Wiechard potentials and the last lecture on third order radiation effects, now covers most of what our Professor covered in class. This includes all of the following individual bits (in reverse chronological order)

April 10, 2011 Three dimensional divergence theorem with generally parametrized volume element.

April 5, 2011 PHY450H1S. Relativistic Electrodynamics Lecture 26 (Taught by Prof. Erich Poppitz). Radiation reaction force for a dipole system.

Mar 31, 2011 PHY450H1S. Relativistic Electrodynamics Lecture 25 (Taught by Prof. Erich Poppitz). Second order interaction, the Darwin Lagrangian.

Mar 30, 2011 PHY450H1S. Relativistic Electrodynamics Tutorial 9 (TA: Simon Freedman). Some worked problems. EM reflection. Stress energy tensor for simple configurations.

Mar 30, 2011 PHY450H1S. Relativistic Electrodynamics Lecture 24 (Taught by Prof. Erich Poppitz). Non-relativistic electrostatic Lagrangian.

Mar 29, 2011 PHY450H1S. Relativistic Electrodynamics Lecture 23 (Taught by Prof. Erich Poppitz). Energy Momentum Tensor.

Mar 25, 2011 Problem Set 6.

Mar 23, 2011 PHY450H1S. Relativistic Electrodynamics Tutorial 8 (TA: Simon Freedman). EM fields from magnetic dipole current.

Mar 23, 2011 Energy Momentum Tensor.

Mar 22, 2011 PHY450H1S. Relativistic Electrodynamics Lecture 21 (Taught by Prof. Erich Poppitz). More on EM fields due to dipole radiation.

Mar 15, 2011 PHY450H1S. Relativistic Electrodynamics Lecture 20 (Taught by Prof. Erich Poppitz). Potentials at a distance from a localized current distribution. EM fields due to dipole radiation.

Mar 14, 2011 Problem Set 5.

Mar 10, 2011 PHY450H1S. Relativistic Electrodynamics Tutorial 5 (TA: Simon Freedman). Angular momentum of EM fields

Mar 9, 2011 PHY450H1S. Relativistic Electrodynamics Lecture 18 (Taught by Prof. Erich Poppitz). Green’s function solution to Maxwell’s equation.

Mar 8, 2011 PHY450H1S. Relativistic Electrodynamics Lecture 17 (Taught by Prof. Erich Poppitz). Energy and momentum density. Starting a Green’s function solution to Maxwell’s equation.

Mar 3, 2011 PHY450H1S. Relativistic Electrodynamics Tutorial 4 (TA: Simon Freedman). Waveguides: confined EM waves.

Mar 3, 2011 PHY450H1S Problem Set 4.

Mar 2, 2011 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.

Feb 16, 2011 PHY450H1S. Relativistic Electrodynamics Lecture 14 (Taught by Simon Freedman). 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.

Feb 15, 2011 PHY450H1S Problem Set 3.

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

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.

Feb 6, 2011 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.

Feb 1, 2011 PHY450H1S Problem Set 2.

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

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

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

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

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

Jan 22, 2011 PHY450H1S Problem Set 1.

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

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

Jan 18, 2011 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.

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

Jan 11, 2011 Speed of light and simultaneity.

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