Professor Thomas Curtright
|Assignment #1: For fun and profit: Get the old E&M qualifier exams and solve them!|
|Assignment #2: Read Griffiths (the undergraduate textbook) Chapters 7 et seq. and Jackson Chapters 6 et seq.|
momentum in a
medium, and the
discussed at length here.
"Hidden" mechanical momentum is discussed here, but the subject is
also not without controversy (see here
and references therein).
|Assignment #4: For a better appreciation of gauge transformations, read this and perhaps also this.|
|Assignment #5: Read Jackson Chapter 11. (Mind the units!)|
|Assignment #6: Read Jackson Chapter 12, sections 1, 7, 10, and 11, and Jackson Chapter 14, sections 1, 2, and 3. (Mind the units!)|
|Assignment #7: Read Jackson Chapter 9, perhaps after reviewing Chapter 7.|
|Assignment #8: Read Jackson Chapter 10. (Mind the units!)|
#9: Read Jackson Chapter 16. (Again, mind
|Assignment #10: Jackson discusses Hertz potentials very briefly in Chapter 6, Section 13. A thorough but accessible modern treatment that invokes concepts from differential geometry may be found here.|
#11: Read about the first experiment to detect cyclotron
radiation from a single electron, as described here.