University of Vermont

Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics


Physics 214: Electromagnetism
Course Outline



  • Review of Maxwell's Eqns
  • Conservation Laws
    1. Poynting theorem
    2. Maxwell's stress tensor
    3. Linear and angular momentum
  • Electromagnetic waves
  • Gauge Transformations
    1. Coulomb and Lorentz gauges
    2. Lienard-Wiechert potentials
  • Electromagnetic radiation
    1. Electric dipole radiation
    2. Magnetic dipole radiation
    3. Radiation reaction
  • Electrodynamics and relativity
    1. Special relativity
    2. Covariant formulation of electromagnetism
    3. Field transformations

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