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Theoretical physics II for teachers (Electrodynamics)


  • Introduction
    • Electrodynamics as relativistic field theory
    • Basic aspects of vector analysis
    • Maxwell equations and their interpretation
    • Systems of units
  • Electrostatics
    • Poisson equation
    • Coulomb's law
    • Multipole expansion
    • Charge and dipole densities on surfaces
    • Solution of the Laplace equation
    • Method of image charges
    • Electrostatic energy
  • Magnetostatics
    • Vector potential
    • Linear current-carrying conductor
    • Force between current-carrying conductors
    • Loop current and magnetic moment
  • Matter in an electromagnetic field
    • Polarization and electric displacement
    • Polarization and magnetization current
  • Dynamics of electromagnetic fields
    • Faraday's law of induction
    • Potentials and Lorenz gauge
    • Wave equation
    • Solution of the homogeneous wave equation
    • Poynting vector
    • Electromagnetic waves in media
    • Liénard-Wiechert potentials
    • Radiation field of moving charges