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PHY450H1S/1510HS
Relativistic Electrodynamics

Official description

An introduction to relativistic electrodynamics. Topics include: special relativity, four-vectors and tensors, relativistic dynamics from the Principle of Stationary Action and Maxwell's equations in Lorentz covariant form. Noether's theorem for fields and the energy-momentum tensor. Fields of moving charges and electromagnetic radiation: retarded potential, Lienard-Wiechert potentials, multipole expansion, radiation reaction.

Prerequisite
PHY350H1
Co-requisite
n.a.
Exclusion
PHY353H1
Recommended preparation
n.a.
Textbook
                            Required:
(A) The Classical Theory of Fields by Landau and Lifshitz and 
(B) Introduction to Electrodynamics, 4th ed by D. Griffiths
                        
Breadth requirement
BR=TBA
Distribution requirement
DR=SCI
course title
PHY450H1S/1510HS
session
winter
year of study
4th year
time and location
24L: LEC0101, LEC2001: WF12, all Lectures in Room: MP134 12T: TUT0101: T12, Room: MP134
instructor

Delivery Methods

In Person

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Online - Synchronous
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Asynchronous
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