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Classical electrodynamics I


Friday, 20 September 2019 to Friday, 27 March 2020
Total hours: 70
Hours of lectures: 40
Hours of supplementary teaching: 30

Examination procedure

  • Written test
  • oral exam


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


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 goals:

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

Handout notes

Jackson “Classical Electrodynamics”