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Science & Research I, Room 530D

Phone: 743-3543

Office Hours: MWF 1:00-2:00

Personal Home Page: http://www.uh.edu/~ebering/index.html

Course Home Page: http://www.uh.edu/~ebering/6322/ber6322.html

This course will cover chapters 9 through 17 in *Classical Electrodynamics,* 2^{nd} edition, by J. D.
Jackson, John Wiley & Sons publishers. I will also take material from Panovsky and Phillips;
*Instabilities in Space and Laboratory Plasmas, *by Melrose; and *Gravitation,* by Misner Thorne
and Wheeler. There will be two hour exams: one at the end of chapter 12 on Mar. 14, and one at
the end of the course on May. 04. The final will be held 2:00-5:00 pm on Wednesday, May 13,
and will be comprehensive. No calculators or notes will be permitted during any examination;
paper will be provided, so you only need to bring with you to each exam a pencil and an eraser.
Each exam will focus on testing your problem solving skills.

Grades will be computed *separately* 6122 and 6322. For 6322 grades will be based 10% on hour
exams, 90% on the final exam. For 6122, grades will be based 75% on homework, 25% on class
participation.

Homework will be assigned each week. Homework will be collected every Monday . Each
problem will be graded on a scale of 0 to 10. A penalty of 15 points will be assessed for
homework turned in late. Under normal circumstances, students will not be permitted more than 2
late homework papers. Late homework must be turned in directly to me, not buried in a
subsequent submission stack. The homework that is due the day before any hour test will not be
accepted late under any circumstances. The homework assignments are listed below:

Due Date | Chapters | Problems (Not Questions unless otherwise noted) | |||||||

Feb. 02 | 09 | 09- | 01 | 02 | 03 | 05 | 06 | ||

Feb. 09 | 09 | 12 | 16 | 17 | 20 | PP 13.5 | P6 | P7 | |

Feb. 16 | 10 | 10- | 01 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 07 | 08 | |

Feb. 23 | 11,12 | 02 | 03 | 06; | 12- | 05 | 03 | 10 | |

Mar. 02 | 11 | 11- | 14 | 16 | 20 | 21 | |||

Mar. 09 | 11, 12 | 11- | 18; | 12- | 01 | 04 | 06 | P5 | P6 |

Mar. 23 | 12 | 12- | 07 | 08 | 09 | 16 | |||

Mar. 30 | 13 | 13- | 01 | 02 | 04 | 05 | |||

Apr. 06 | 13, 14 | 13- | 06; | 14- | 04 | 05 | 16 | 17 | |

Apr. 13 | 15 | 15- | 01 | 02 | 07 | 09 | 11 | ||

Apr. 20 | 16 | 16- | 01 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 08 | ||

Apr. 27 | 16, 17 | 16- | 10 | 13; | 17- | 01- | 02 | PP 14.9 | |

May 04 | 17 | 17- | 04 | 05 | 07 | 08 | P6 |

Notes:

PP stands for Panovsky and Phillips.

PP 13.5 Find the fields and cross section for scattering from a conducting cylinder in the limit
*ka<<*1 if the incoming wave is polarized so that **E** is along **z**, parallel to the axis of the cylinder.

HW 2, P6 Consider a rectangular slit of width *a*, length *b*. Using the vector Kirchoff
approximation, compute the diffreaction patterns for **E i** perpendicular to the slit,

HW 2, P7 Redo problem 6 using appropriate vector Dirichlet Green functions.

HW 6, P5 Starting fromderive .

HW 6, P6 If we construct the EM stress-energy tensor as follows

(a) find the components

(b) show that

PP 14.9 Two equal positive charges *q* are describing circles on the opposite ends of s diameter
2*a,* with an angular velocity .

(a) state the charge density

(b) find the Fourier components of the current

(c) the quadrupole moment Fourier component

(d) the radiation pattern if *a* << *c*.

HW 13, P6 A particle is said to be in "hyperbolic" motion if it is subject to a constant force . Then the position is given by .

Question: Does a particle in hyperbolic motion radiate?

See Fulton and Rohrlich,Annals of Physics, 9,489, 1960 and Ch. 8 of R. Peierls,Suprises in Theoretical Physics,1979

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