Detailed Schedule, Reading Instructions, and Exercises

This schedule is from 2015 with minor updates, please go to live at Lund for actualized info!!

The reading instructions refer to John D. Jackson: Classical Electrodynamics, 3rd Edition, (Wiley 1999) and Bo Thidé: Classical Electrodynamics (online textbook), Second edition, version 29 Oct 2012
Local LInk for Thide

I also provide my lecture sketches, so that you can see what I am doing in case you miss a lecture. They are not meant as a primary source for learning (such as a compendium).

Week 1: Repetition on Maxwell's Equations and Electromagnetic Waves

Read Chapters 1 and 2 in Thide
Read (facultative) Sections 1.1-4 and 5.1-3 in Jackson (13 pages)
Work on the Exercises
Lecture Sketch, Slides
Repetitions on Fourier Transformations, and Vector Analysis.
More details on circuits, electromotive force, and inductors
A nice overview on the electromagnetic spectrum

Week 2: Capacitance, Potentials, and Gauges

Read Sections 1.5, 1.11 and 6.1-4 in Jackson (15 pages)
Read Chapter 3  in Thide
Read Extra material for Capacitance Matrix
Work on the Exercises
Lecture Sketch, slides

Week 3: Radiating Systems

Read Section 4.2.3 and Chapter 5  in Thide
Read Sections 9.1,2,4 in Jackson (10 pages)

Work on the
Lecture Sketch
, slides

Week 4: Material Properties, Reflection, and Absorption

Read Sections Intro.4, Intro.5, 4.3, 5.8, 6.6 (until Eq. 6.92), 7.1, 7.3 and 7.5 in Jackson (35 pages) .
Work on the Exercises
Lecture Sketch, slides
Repetition on dispersion, phase and group velocity., complex functions

Week 5: Wave Guides and Resonant Cavities

Read Sections  8.1-5 (section 8.5 only superficially) and 8.7-8 in Jackson (20 pages)
Work on the Exercises
Lecture Sketch, slides

Week 6: Electrodynamics and Theory of Relativity

Read Sections 11.1,3-6,9 in Jackson (29 pages)
Work on the
Lecture Sketch, slides
Have also a look into the first 2 sections of Albert Einstein's original article [Annalen der Physik 17, 891 (1905)]. It can be obtained via Gallica, Bilbliotheque nationale de France. An English translation is available on the site of Luis Navarro Veguillas (Universidad de Barcelona).

Week 50 Workshop, in sal D

Read Tips for presentation
The presentations should take about 20-25 minutes so that there is some time for discussion both on the topic and the presentation technique. Talks will be interrupted after 28 minutes in order to keep the schedule.If you want to use a computer based presentation, please send the file to Andreas by email in good time before the repective workshop starts.
Participation during the entire workshop is mandatory!

Until Christmas: Project reports

The project reports(4-8 pages) are due until Christmas.
Tips for report for some technical issues on writing the report.

The grading of your project will be based on the depth of your understanding of the subject (Minimum level: important points are correctly reproduced. Expected level: establishing the logical structure; Excellent level: relating to general topics of the field), the quality of your presentation (good introduction to the topic, structure, readability of text and figures), and its pedagogical value (motivation, clarity, highlighting important issues). Thus please have a specific look at these points both in the presentation and the written report.

2nd week of January (and some earlier upon request): Oral Exams