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PřF:F4090 Electrodyn.and theory of rel. - Course Information

## F4090 Electrodynamics and theory of relativity

**Faculty of Science**

Spring 2023

**Extent and Intensity**- 2/2/0. 3 credit(s) (fasci plus compl plus > 4). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
**Teacher(s)**- doc. Franz Hinterleitner, Ph.D. (lecturer)

Mgr. et Mgr. Patrik Novosad (seminar tutor) **Guaranteed by**- doc. Franz Hinterleitner, Ph.D.

Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science

Contact Person: doc. Franz Hinterleitner, Ph.D.

Supplier department: Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science **Prerequisites**(in Czech)- (
**F1030**Mechanics &&**F2050**Electricity and magnetism )||(**F1040**Mechanics and molecular physic &&**F2070**Electricity and magnetism ) **Course Enrolment Limitations**- The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
**fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with**- Physics (programme PřF, B-FY)

**Course objectives**- Basic course of classical electrodynamics and special theory of relativity.
**Learning outcomes**- At the end of this course, students should be able (a) to understand the logical structure of the classical theory of the electromagnetic field including its relation to the special theory of relativity, (b) solve standard problems involving the Maxwell equations (calculations of electric fields in electrostatics, magnetic fields in magnetostatics, propagation of electromagnetic waves, radiation of an oscillating source etc.), (c) understand the fundamentals of the special theory of relativity and solve simple problems from the field.
**Syllabus**- 1. Introduction: Context and Outline of the Course. 2. Electrostatics: Basic Notions, Laws, Equations; Electric Fields of Selected Simple Arrangments of Charges; Methods for Solving Electrostatical Problems; Elecrostatics of Dielectric Materials. 3. Magnetostatics: Basic Notions, Laws and Equations; Magnetic Fields of Selected Simple Arrangments of Currents; Magnetostatics of Magnetic Materials. 4. Maxwell Equations (ME): Faraday's Law of Induction and ME for Quasistatic Fields; General Form of ME; Electromagnetic Potentials of Time-Dependent Fields and General solution of ME; Electrodynamics of Materials. 5. Electromagnetic Waves and Radiation: Electromagnetic Waves in Bounded and Unbounded Geometries(Plane Waves, Resonant Cavities, Waveguides); Fields and Radiation of a Moving point charge and of a Localized Oscillating Source. 6. Special Theory of Relativity (STR): Principles, Lorentz Transformation and Some Consequences, Relations between Energy, Momentum, and Mass of a Particle; Minkowski Space; Transformation Properties of the Electromagnetic Field and Covariance of ME.

**Literature**- JACKSON, John David.
*Classical electrodynamics*. 2nd ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1975. xxii, 848. ISBN 047143132X. info - LANDAU, Lev Davidovič and Jevgenij Michajlovič LIFŠIC.
*The classical theory of fields*. Translated by Morton Hamermesh. 4th rev. Engl. ed. Oxford: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, 1975. xiii, 428. ISBN 0-7506-2768-9. info - FEYNMAN, Richard Phillips, Robert B. LEIGHTON and Matthew L. SANDS.
*Feynmanovy přednášky z fyziky s řešenými příklady.*1. vyd. Havlíčkův Brod: Fragment, 2001. 806 s. ISBN 8072004204. info - HALLIDAY, David, Robert RESNICK and Jearl WALKER.
*Fyzika, část 3, Elektřina a magnetismus (Physics)*. 1st ed. Brno, Praha: Vutium, Prometheus, 2001. ISBN 80-214-1868-0. info

- JACKSON, John David.
**Teaching methods**- lectures
**Assessment methods**- Lectures and class exercises, where solutions of typical problems are presented and discussed. The examination consists of a written part (test and solution of problems) and an oral part. Active presence at the class exercises, including solution of a certain amount of problems by the students, is required.
**Language of instruction**- Czech
**Further Comments**- The course is taught annually.

The course is taught: every week. **Listed among pre-requisites of other courses**

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