%\vskip -1.6 in PHGN 462: Electromagnetic Waves and Optical Physics PHGN 462: Electromagnetic Waves and Optical Physics
Instructor: Jim McNeil
Office: Meyer Hall 334
E-Mail: jamcneil@mines.edu
Office hours: MF: 1:00-3:00, W: 1:00-2:00
Class meeting times: MWF 12:00 - 12:50
TA: Eric Chen
Office: Meyer Hall 235
E-Mail: gachen@mines.edu
Office hours: Th. 4:00-6:00

Syllabus (learning objectives, policies, grading, and schedule) - Updated 11/7/09


Homework Assignments, Quiz and Quiz Solutions
Assignment 1
Quiz 1 - (solution)
Assignment 2
Assignment 3 (Revised)
Quiz 2 - (solution)
Assignment 4
Quiz 3 - (solution)
Assignment 5
Quiz 4 - (solution)
Assignment 6
Assignment 7
Quiz 5 - (solution)
Assignment 8
Quiz 6 - (solution)
Assignment 9
Quiz 7 - (solution)
Assignment 10
Assignment 11
Assignment 12
Assignment 13 (corrected 12/7/2009)


Exam Schedule
Exam I: Friday, Oct. 9, 12:00-1:00 PM, BH243
Exam I (2009) - (solution)
Exam I (2008) - (solution)
Exam II: Wednesday, Nov. 18, 12:00-1:00 PM, BH243
Exam II (2009) - (solution)
Final Exam: Wednesday, Dec. 16, 7:00-9:00 PM, MH220

Lecture Notes
Lecture 2: Big Picture: Where E&M lives
Lecture 3: Review of Maxwell's Equations
Lecture 3: EM Fields in Matter
Lecture 5: Energy of the EM Fields
Lecture 6: Momentum of EM Fields: Maxwell Stress Tensor
Lecture 7: Review of Waves: String Waves
Lecture 8: EM Wave Equation
Lecture 9: Plane EM Waves
Lecture 10: Reflection/Refraction
Lecture 11: Fresnels Equations
Lecture 12: EM Waves in conductors
Lecture 13: EM Waves in conductors: Reflection and attenuation
Lecture 14: Dispersion Model
>>>Group Velocity Applet
Lecture 15: Introduction to Waveguides
>>>Waveguide Applet
Lecture 16: Rectangular waveguide
Lecture 17: Finish Rectangular waveguide
Lecture 18: TEM modes in a Coaxial Transmission Line
Lecture 19: Exam Review
Lecture 20: Relativity Review Worksheet (solution key)
Lecture 21: Electromagnetic Potentials and Gauge Symmetry
Lecture 22: Introduction to Retarded Potentials
Lecture 23: Retarded Potentials and Maxwell's Equations
Lecture 24: Working with Retarded Potentials
Lecture 25: Point Charge: Lienard-Wiechert Potentials
Lecture 26: Lienard-Wiechert Potentials: Special case - constant velocity
Lecture 27: Lienard-Wiechert Potentials: Arbitrary motion
Lecture 28: Lienard-Wiechert Potentials: Rotating Dipole example
Lecture 29: Creation of EM Radiation
Lecture 30: EM Radiation example: Oscillating Electric Dipole
Lecture 31: EM Radiation example: Oscillating Magnetic Dipole
Lecture 32: EM Radiation from an Arbitrary Source
Lecture 33: EM Radiation from an Electric Dipole Antenna
Lecture 34: Review for Exam II
Lecture 35: Introduction to Optics
Lecture 36: Young's Double-slit Experiment
Lecture 37: Reflectivity of Thin Films
Lecture 38: Michelson's interferometers
Lecture 39: Fabry-Perot interferometer (corrected 12/7/2009)
Lecture 40: Fabry-Perot interferometer examples
Lecture 41: Aperture Diffraction examples


Send comments & questions to jamcneil@mines.edu