F4090 Electrodynamics and theory of relativity

Faculty of Science
Spring 2008
Extent and Intensity
2/2/0. 3 credit(s) (fasci plus compl plus > 4). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. Mgr. Dominik Munzar, Dr. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jiří Chaloupka, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Michal Lenc, Ph.D.
Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: prof. Mgr. Dominik Munzar, Dr.
Tue 9:00–10:50 F1,01014
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
F4090/01: Wed 16:00–17:50 F1,01014, J. Chaloupka
F4090/02: Mon 16:00–17:50 F3,03015, J. Chaloupka
Prerequisites (in Czech)
( F1030 Mechanics and molecular physic && 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
Course objectives
Basic Course of Classical Electrodynamics and Special Theory of Relativity.
  • 1. Introduction: Context and Outline of the Course. 2. Electrostatics: Basic Notions, Laws, Equations; Electric Field of Selected Simple Arrangments of Charges; Methods for Solving Electrostatical Problems; Elecrostatics of Dielectric Materials. 3. Magnetostatics: Basic Notions, Laws and Equations; Magnetic Field 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; Fields of Point Charge; Electrodynamics of Materials. 5. Electromagnetic Waves in Bounded and Unbounded Geometries (Plane Waves, Resonant Cavities, Waveguides), Fields Generated by 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.
  • 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 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
Assessment methods
The final examination consists both of the written and the oral parts.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2008 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Spring 2011 - only for the accreditation, Spring 2000, Spring 2001, Spring 2002, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, spring 2012 - acreditation, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021.
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