8.311 | Spring 2004 | Graduate

Electromagnetic Theory


The calendar below provides information on the course’s lecture (L), recitation (R), and exam (E) sessions.

L1 Maxwell’s Equations, Introduction Problem set 1 out
L2 Conservation Laws: Energy, Poynting Theorem Problem set 2 out
R1 Recitation 1  
L3 Conservation Laws: Momentum, Stress Tensor Problem set 1 due

Problem set 3 out

L4 Energy and Momentum of E&M wave  
R2 Recitation 2  
L5 Models of Electric Response Problem set 2 due

Problem set 4 out

R3 Recitation 3  
L6 Frequency-dependent Response Function, Kramers-Kronig Theorem Problem set 3 due

Problem set 5 out

L7 Waves in Dispersive Media  
R4  Recitation 4  
L8 Waves in Inhomogeneous Media, Fresnel Fomulas Problem set 4 due

Problem set 6 out

L9 Transmission Lines, Waveguides  
R5 Recitation 5  
L10 Resonant Cavities Problem set 5 due

Problem set 7 out

L11 Lagrangian and Hamiltonian for Particle Dynamics  
R6 Recitation 6  
L12 Conservation Laws, Noether Theorem Problem set 6 due

Problem set 8 out

L13 Lagrangian and Hamiltonian for E&M Fields  
R7 Recitation 7  
L14 Lorentz Transformations, Relativistic E&M I Problem set 7 due

Problem set 9 out

L15 Lorentz Transformations, Relativistic E&M II  
R8 Recitation 8  
L16 Retarded Potentials, Radiation Problem set 10 out
L17 Larmor Formula, Dipole Radition Problem set 8 due
R9 Recitation 9  
L18 Scattering of EM Waves Problem set 9 due

Problem set 11 out

L19 Relativistic Theory of Radiation  
L20 Radiation Reaction and Damping Problem set 10 due

Problem set 12 out 

R10 Recitation 10  
L21 Frequency Spectrum of Radiation Problem set 11 due 
L22 Relativistic Larmor Formula  
R11 Recitation 11  
L23 Impulsive Radiation Problem set 12 due
L24 Cerenkov Radiation  
R12 Recitation 12  
L25 Synchrotron Radiation  
E1 Final Exam  

Course Info

As Taught In
Spring 2004
Learning Resource Types
Exams with Solutions
Lecture Notes
Problem Sets with Solutions