PHY450H1: Relativistic Electrodynamics

Hours: 
24L/12T

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: 
Exclusion: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Science
Breadth Requirements: 
The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)