Arrangements for semester 2019/20/2
In this semester, the lecture and exercise classes are registered separately as courses BMETE15AF34 and BMETE15AF42, with separate marks for lecture and exercise classes.
From 2020/21/2 onwards, they will be united in a single course BMETE15AF48, marked jointly.
Course description
The course consists of

Lectures: every Monday, 12:1514:00 (F3M01)
Lecturer: Gábor Takács
The schedule, topics and recommended literature are given below.

Exercise classes: every Wednesday, 14:1516:00 (R501)
Lecturer: Bendegúz Nyári
There are 10 sessions involving problem solving, and 3 sessions in which miniprojects are reported. Miniprojects consist of sources on a given topic assigned for homework, which are reported in a short seminar type presentation.
Registration for miniproject presentation
Course schedule
Written sources are listed after each lecture; for the abbreviations cf. the list of recommended reading below.
For each exercise class the topic designation is a link to the corresponding problem sheet.

Week 1 (10th Feb): Potential theory I. Laplace equation in rectangular domains. Spherical coordinates (JCE 2.82.9 and 3.1; ELN 3.33.4)

Week 2 (17th Feb): Potential theory II. Laplace equation with asimuthal symmetry. Edge effect. (JCE 3.23.4; ELN 3.5)

Week 3 (24th Feb): Potential theory III. Spherical harmonics and their addition theorem. Multipole expansion. (JCE 3.53.6; ELN 3.5, 3.7)

Week 4 (2nd Mar): Surface effects in conductors. General theory of wave guides. (JCE 8.18.2)

Week 5 (9th Mar): TEM, TE and TM modes in wave guides, Energy density and current, phase and group velocities. (JCE 8.38.4 and 8.5 up to eqn. (8.54); ELN 9.5.1)
Early spring break

Week 6 (23rd Mar): Resonant cavities. Quality factor, Lorentz resonance curve. (JCE 8.78.8; ELN 9.5.2)

Week 7 (30th Mar): Electromagnetic waves in matter, dispersion, plasma frequency, KramersKornig relation. Absorption and conductivity, Drude model. (JCE 7.57.6 and 7.10; ELN 9.3)

Exercise class (1st Apr, miniproject presentations)

Week 8 (6th Apr): Radiation of localized oscillating sources. Multipole expansion of radiation. (JCE 9.19.3; ELN 10.2)

Week 9 (15th Apr): Scattering of electromagnetic waves. Scattering on inhomogeneities, density fluctuations. Critical opalescence. (JCE 10.110.2; ELN 12.12)

There's no exercise class: it is replaced by the lecture on 15th April 14:1516:00, as 13th of April is Easter Monday!

Week 10: (20th Apr) Electromagnetic field of a moving charge. LienardWiechert potentials and field strength. Radiated power. (JCE 14.1 and 14.2; ELN 11.13 and 14.5)

Week 11 (27th Apr): Radiation field of accelerated charge, angular distribution. Radiated power, relativistic Larmor formula. (JCE 14.3 and 14.4; ELN 11.45)
Calculational test (Week 11: 27th Apr 8:0010:00)

Week 12 (4th May): Distribution in frequency spectrum and angle. Cherenkov radiation I. (JCE 14.5 and 13.4)

Exercise class: (6th May, miniproject presentations)

Week 13 (11th May): Cherenkov radiation II. Transition radiation. (JCE 13.4 and 13.7; ELN 13.12; CTN)

Week 14 (18th May): Radiation backreaction, the AbrahamLorentz force. (JCE 16.116.3)

Exercise class: (20th May, miniproject presentations)
Recommended reading:
Course requirements
Condition for signature: attending at least 70% of exercise classes + score of at least 40% at the calculational test + complete a miniproject.
Evaluation:

Practice course

written test consisting of 4 calculational problems (60%)

miniproject presentation (40%)
The results are combined with the weights given above and marked according to
039: fail (1) 4054: pass (2) 5569: average (3) 7084: good (4) 85100: excellent (5)

Lecture course

written exam during the week after the lecture period. Once the written exam has been taken, further exams are oral.
During tests and exams, student can use the following mathematical supplement, as well as the summary of calculus in curvilinear coordinates (printed from Wikipedia).