APPLIED ELECTRODYNAMICS

Section

Professor

Allen Boozer

Course Information

Prerequisite: Physics W3003 and E.E. E3401 or their equivalents. Physical understanding of electrodynamics developed through study of radiation emitted from charges either individually or collectively; an introduction to the special theory of relativity. Applications to new devices such as the electron cyclotron maser and free electron laser; transmission and focusing of particle beams; acceleration of charged particles. Professor Boozer: "This course allows seniors and entering graduate students with varying backgrounds to master the concepts of electrodynamics that applied physicists are required to know. The major topics are: mathematical methods (1 week), electrostatics (2 weeks), magnetostatics (1 1/2 weeks), time-dependent magnetic fields (2 weeks), electromagnetic waves (2 weeks), electromagnetic radiation (1 1/2 weeks), and relativity (2 1/2 weeks). The grade is based on weekly homework, two in-class tests, and the final exam."

Department: Applied Physics and Applied Math(APAM)

Subject: Applied Physics(APPH)

School: Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science

Division: School of Engineering and Applied Science: Graduate

Course ID: 4300