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PHYS 4211 Electromagnetic Theory and Optics

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Average Rating:

7.50


Anonymous shared this review at 12:25pm 8 August 2012
  • Professor: Dr. Law Chi Kwong
  • Language: Cantonese
Rating:

8.00

Course Description
Electromagnetic field energy, momentum and angular momentum, Maxwell stress tensor (Griffith Ch. 8)
Plane electromagnetic waves in vacuum and simple dielectrics, and in simple conducting media (Griffith 9.1-9.4)
Reflection and refraction at a dielectric boundary, metallic reflection (Griffith 9.3-9.4)
Simple models of dielectrics and conductors, dispersion relations (Griffith 9.4)
Guided wave propagation (Griffith 9.5)
Scalar and vector potentials (Griffith 10.1)
Retarded potentials, the Lienard-Wiechert potentials (Griffith 10.2-10.3)
Dipole radiation, Radiation from an accelerating point charge (Griffith 11.1-11.2)
Interference from discrete dipoles, coherence, Huygen's principle, simple discussions on diffraction (Hecht and Zajac Ch.9-10)
Assessment
Homework	20%
Mid-term test (March 5, 2012)	30%
Final Exam.	50%
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Anonymous shared this review at 11:34pm 16 August 2012
  • Professor: Dr. Law Chi Kwong
  • Language: English & Cantonese
Rating:

7.00

Course Description
E&M 3 
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20%HW 30%Mid-term  50%final
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Anonymous shared this review at 11:44pm 16 August 2012
  • Professor: Dr. Law Chi Kwong
  • Language: English & Cantonese
Rating:

7.00

Course Description
Electromagnetic field energy, momentum and angular momentum, Maxwell stress tensor (Griffith Ch. 8)
Plane electromagnetic waves in vacuum and simple dielectrics, and in simple conducting media (Griffith 9.1-9.4)
Reflection and refraction at a dielectric boundary, metallic reflection (Griffith 9.3-9.4)
Simple models of dielectrics and conductors, dispersion relations (Griffith 9.4)
Guided wave propagation (Griffith 9.5)
Scalar and vector potentials (Griffith 10.1)
Retarded potentials, the Lienard-Wiechert potentials (Griffith 10.2-10.3)
Dipole radiation, Radiation from an accelerating point charge (Griffith 11.1-11.2)
Interference from discrete dipoles, coherence, Huygen's principle, simple discussions on diffraction (Hecht and Zajac Ch.9-10)
Assessment
Homework	20%
Mid-term test 30%
Final Exam.	50%
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Anonymous shared this review at 11:53am 7 June 2014
  • Professor: Dr. Law Chi Kwong
  • Language: English
Rating:

8.00

Course Description
This is an advanced undergraduate course on the theory of electromagnetism and optics, based on Maxwell's equations. Topics covered include: field energy and momentum, wave equations, macroscopic field equations and boundary conditions, electromagnetic waves in media, reflection and transmission, absorption and dispersion, radiation from accelerated charges and simple applications, Huygen's principle, and interference and diffraction. Student are advised to take phys3041 or its equivalent before taking this course. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.
Assessment
Homework	20%
Mid-term Test (March 6, 2014, during the class)	30%
Final Exam.	50%
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