20589 Analytical Electromagnetism 1

Credits: 4 advanced credits in Physics

Prerequisites: Students must fulfill all English requirements and take bibliographic instruction in the Library.

Required: Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, Analytical Mechanics, Differential and Integral Calculus I (or Infinitesimal Calculus I), Differential and Integral Calculus II (or Infinitesimal Calculus II + Infinitesimal Calculus III), Linear Algebra I (or Linear Algebra for Natural Science Students), Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations (or Ordinary Differential Equations I)

Recommended: Partial Differential Equations, Waves and Optics

The course is based on seven chapters from Electromagnetic Fields, by M. Schiffer and N. Shnerb (2004, in Hebrew), and on an additional chapter written by Yosef Verbin.

The first part of this course deals with the same topics covered in the basic course, Electricity and Magnetism (20250), but uses advanced mathematical methods. The second part of the course covers more advanced Physics topics, and can serve as an introduction to an advanced course in classical theory of fields.

Topics: Introduction vector analysis; Electrostatics; Dielectric materials and electrostatic energy; Magnetostatics; Time-dependent fields; Electromagnetic radiation; Antennas generation and scattering of radiation; Transmission lines waveguides and resonant cavities;2 Relativistic electrodynamics.3


1There is some overlap in the content of this and other courses. For details, see Overlapping Courses.

2Chapter not taught.

3Additional chapter, not in textbook.