Classical electrodynamics I

Period of duration of course
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Course info
Number of course hours
70
Number of hours of lecturers of reference
40
Number of hours of supplementary teaching
30
CFU 11
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Type of exam

Written and oral exam

Prerequisites

for chemistry, physics and maths second year students; prerequisites are the first year maths and physics courses

Programme

1. Electrostatics and magnetostatics

2. Mathematical methods for electrostatics

3. Maxwell’s equations

4. Electromagnetic waves

5. Simple radiating systems

6. Introduction to special relativity

7. Covariant formulation of electrodynamics

Educational aims

Become familiar with the basic concepts of classical electrodynamics in a vacuum, including the properties of electromagnetic waves, and special relativity. Learn how to use Maxwell's equations and some mathematical methods for their solution.

Bibliographical references

Handouts

Jackson “Classical Electrodynamics”