Classical electrodynamics II

Period of duration of course
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Course info
Number of course hours
24
Number of hours of lecturers of reference
20
Number of hours of supplementary teaching
4
CFU 4
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Type of exam

Written and oral exam

Prerequisites

the class is for chemistry and physics second year students, prerequisite is the Classical Electrodynamics I class

Programme

8.  Macroscopic Maxwell’s equations

9.  Optical response functions

10. Phenomenological models of dielectric response

11. Dispersion relations and sum rules

12. Plasmons and polaritons

13. Basic elements of nonlinear optics

Educational aims

Learn the physical principles that govern the interaction between electromagnetic fields and material media, with particular reference to light-matter interaction. Analyze the general properties of response functions and develop phenomenological models to describe various classes of materials. Have a first contact with some advanced issues that are the subject of current research.

Bibliographical references

Handouts

Jackson “Classical Electrodynamics”

Landau-Lifsits “Electrodynamics of continuous media”