BMETE15AF48

Course data
Course name: Electrodynamics 2
Neptun ID: BMETE15AF48
Responsible teacher: Gábor Takács
Department: Department of Theoretical Physics
Programme: BSc Physics
Course data sheet: BMETE15AF48
Requirements, Informations

Course description

Course schedule and topics covered

 

Written sources are listed after each lecture; for the abbreviations cf. the list of recommended reading below.

  • Week 1: Potential theory I. Laplace equation in rectangular domains. Spherical coordinates.
    • ​JCE 2.8-2.9 and 3.1; ELN 3.3-3.4
  • Week 2: Potential theory II. Laplace equation with asimuthal symmetry. Edge effect.
    • ​JCE 3.2-3.4; ELN 3.5
  • Week 3: Potential theory III. Spherical harmonics and their addition theorem. Multipole expansion.
    • ​JCE 3.5-3.6; ELN 3.5, 3.7
  • Week 4: Surface effects in conductors. General theory of wave guides.
    • ​JCE 8.1-8.2
  • Week 5: TEM, TE and TM modes in wave guides, Energy density and current, phase and group velocities.
    • ​JCE 8.3-8.4 and 8.5 up to eqn. (8.54); ELN 9.5.1
  • Week 6: Resonant cavities. Quality factor, Lorentz resonance curve.
    • ​JCE 8.7-8.8; ELN 9.5.2
  • Week 7: no lecture -- spring break
  • Week 8: Electromagnetic waves in matter, dispersion, plasma frequency, Kramers-Kornig relation. Absorption and conductivity, Drude model.
    • ​JCE 7.5-7.6 and 7.10; ELN 9.3
  • Week 9: Radiation of localized oscillating sources. Multipole expansion of radiation.
    • ​JCE 9.1-9.3; ELN 10.2
  • Week 10: Scattering of electromagnetic waves. Scattering on inhomogeneities, density fluctuations. Critical opalescence.
    • ​JCE 10.1-10.2; ELN 12.1-2
  • Week 11: Electromagnetic field of a moving charge. Lienard-Wiechert potentials and field strength, radiated power.
    • ​JCE 14.1-14.2; ELN 11.1-3 and 14.5
  • Week 12: no lecture -- Easter Monday.
  • Week 13: Radiation field of accelerated charge. Angular distribution and frequency spectrum. Ultrarelativistic case.
    • ​JCE 14.3 and 14.5; ELN 11.4-5
  • Week 14: Cherenkov and transition radiation.
    • ​JCE 13.4 and 13.7; ELN 13.1-2; CTN
  • Week 15: Radiation backreaction, the Abraham-Lorentz force.
    • ​JCE 16.1-16.3

 

Recommended reading: 

Course requirements

Condition for signature: at least a pass mark in the practice course.

Evaluation: oral exam.

Each student gets a longer and a shorter topic to report on. Preparation time: 45 minutes. During the exam, students can consult the following mathematical supplement

List of exam topics

Further information

Time and place of lecture 

Mondays 12:15-2:00 pm. Lecture hall: F3M01.