Brau Addresses a broad range of topics in modern physics, including lasers and nonlinear optics, which are not generally found in textbooks on electrodynamics Experimentally oriented examples and exercises are taken from all branches of physics to make the book interesting and relevant to a broad audience Modern Problems in Classical Electrodynamics Charles A. The book begins with relativistic mechanics and field theory, in part because they lend unity and beauty to electrodynamics, and in part because relativistic concepts appear frequently in the rest of the book. Relativity is a natural part of electrodynamics. After that, the book turns to electrostatics and magnetostatics, waves, continuous media, nonlinear optics, diffraction, and radiation by moving particles. Examples and homework exercises throughout the book are taken from condensed-matter physics, particle physics, optics, and atomic physics.
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Possible principal texts: C. Press, Melia, Electrodynamics, U. Chicago Press, Chicago, Other texts to consider: L. Landau and E. Lifschitz, The Classical Theory of Fields vol. Lifschitz, Electrodynamics of Continuous Media vol. Prerequisites The prerequisites are: at least one semester of an intermediate undergraduate electromagnetism course at the level of David J.
Syllabus Special relativity: space-time, Lorentz transformations, time dilation, length contraction, and velocity transformation. Cartesian tensors, four-vectors and four-tensors, metric tensor, four-vector calculus. Thomas precession and spin.
Covariant electrodynamics: Four-tensor electromagnetic field, transformation of fields, electric and magnetic fields of a moving charge, Lagrangian for charged particle in a vector potential, Lagrangian density for the electromagnetic field. Electrostatics: multipole expansion, boundary value problems, energetics, solution methods - method of images; electrostatic screening; Green function methods.
Magnetostatics: magnetic scalar potential, energetics. Electromagnetic radiation: Lienard-Wiechert potentials and fields, electric dipole radiation; Larmor formula. Special topics might include, e.
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