PHYS 436 :: Physics Illinois :: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Course Description

Physics 435 and 436 presents a systematic development of electrodynamics, including Maxwell's equations, electrostatics and magnetostatics, boundary value problems, fields in matter, and electromagnetic waves. The second semester (PHYS 436) covers electromagnetic waves, conservation laws, potentials and gauge invariance, radiation, and relativistic electrodynamics.

Prerequisite: MATH 285; PHYS 435
Note: Math 241 (vector calculus) is much more important in E&M than in mechanics.

Course Topics

See the course syllabus found on the Schedule page.