This URL
will contain PDF copies of the lectures by Prof.

as they are delivered during the spring of 2015. The content of the files “Lecture #”

is what was written on the screen of room 306. Also here you can find the

scanned lectures of the professor based on his notes, with far more detail.

Also additional material, such as some scientific papers discussed in class,

are included in this web page.

Week 1 (Thursday Jan. 8) Lecture 1

Scanned professor’s notes for Chapter 1 Nature paper with surface states

Bound on photon mass (PRL 2012).

Bound
on photon mass (recent review)

Schwinger
limit for nonlinear effects.

Week 2 (Tuesday Jan.13) Lecture 2

(Thursday Jan.15) Lecture 3 Professor’s notes on Green functions are

in the scanned notes for Chapter 1 above.

Notes by teacher on
oxide interfaces, not contained in Chapter 1 nor in
Jackson.

Paper on oxide interfaces briefly explained in class

Another paper on oxide interfaces where details of
experiments can be found

“Physics” journal paper on dipole layer (2009)

Scanned professor’s notes on dipole layer at surface of metals.

Week 3 (Tuesday Jan. 20) Lecture 4

Scanned professor’s notes for Chapter 2, first part.

(Thursday Jan. 22) Lecture 5

Scanned professor’s notes for Chapter 2, second part.

Week 4 (Tuesday Jan. 27) Lecture 6

(Tuesday
Jan. 29) Lecture 7

Scanned professor’s notes for Chapter 3

Scanned professor’s notes on electrostatic energy of
ionic crystals

Week 5 (Tuesday Feb. 3) Lecture 8

Scanned professor’s notes for Chapter 4, first part

(Thursday Feb. 5) Lecture 9

Scanned professor’s notes for Chapter 4, second part

Week 6 (Tuesday Feb. 10) Lecture 10

(Thursday Feb. 12) Professor lectured on the early sections of Chapter

5 but smart board was not working, thus the whiteboard was used. We made it

to the example in Section 5.5, formula 5.36.

Scanned professor’s notes for Chapter 5, first part

Week 7 (Tuesday Feb. 17) Students working on first midterm exam.

(Thursday Feb. 19) Lecture 11

Scanned professor’s notes for Chapter 5, second part

Scanned professor’s notes for Chapter 5, third part

Week 8 Both lectures cancelled because of weather L

Week 9 (Tuesday March 3) Lecture 12

Scanned professor’s notes for Chapter 5, fourth part

(Thursday March 5) Lecture 13

Scanned professor’s notes for Chapter 5, fifth part

Week 10 (Tuesday March 10)
Lecture
14

Scanned professor’s notes for Chapter 6, first part

Scanned professor’s notes for Chapter 6, second part

Note:
Fixing a gauge is more subtle than usually believed. A discussion can be

found in this Wikipedia link “Gauge Fixing” . In non-abelian theories, gauge

fixing may lead to the Gribov ambiguity where an apparently good gauge may

not
intersect a gauge orbit or may do it more than once. See Gribov ambiguity

(Thursday March 12) Lecture 15

Scanned professor’s notes for Chapter 6, third part

Week of March 16-20 SPRING BREAK!!

Week 11 (Tuesday March 24)
Lecture 16

Scanned professor’s notes for Chapter 7, first part

(Thursday March 26) Lecture 17

Week 12 (Tuesday March 31) No lecture because of second mid term exam.

(Thursday April 2) Lecture 18

Scanned professor’s notes for Chapter 7, second part

Week 13 (Tuesday April 7) Lecture 19

Scanned professor’s notes for Sec.6.4 (intro to Ch.9)

Scanned professor’s notes for Chapter 9, first part

(Tuesday April 9) Lecture 20

Scanned professor’s notes for Chapter 9, second part

Week 14 (Tuesday April 14) Due to the projector system malfunctioning

I had to give this lecture on the whiteboard. Fortunately, the analogous lecture

delivered last year is very close to the present one. So here is the 2014 lecture Lecture 21

Scanned professor’s notes for Chapter 9, third part

Scanned professor’s notes from Griffiths, section “Radiation from a point charge”, part one

In class we discussed briefly the possibility of having antennas made out of several dipoles pointing along the z axis,

that could be all located in the xy plane at some distance from each other related with the wavelength, or they could be phase shifted, leading to a variety of patterns, including a cardioid and also a “beam” i.e. unidirectional radiation.

You can find my notes on this subject in the following file

Notes on designing antennas with complex patterns out of
dipoles

These notes were based on many sources including

http://personal.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Personal/D.Jefferies/pantarray.html

In class we followed

the correction factor 1/(1-v/c). We also used the limit from a “cloud” charge distribution rho to a point charge q.

HOWEVER, this is not needed. There is a rigorous mathematical derivation that starts with a “delta” function

for the charge and arrives perfectly to the correction factor. The information is in the following link:

Mathematical proof that 1/(1-v/c)
correction factor is right.

(Tuesday April 16) The projector equipment still not working, thus I cannot

display here the lecture, but the
one of last year is close: Lecture 22

Scanned professor’s notes from Griffiths, section “Radiation from a point charge”, part two

Week 15 (Tuesday April 21) Projector finally working well. Here is the lecture: Lecture 23

Scanned
professor’s notes for Chapter 11, first part

Scanned
professor’s notes for Chapter 11, second part

(Thursday April 23) ) Lecture 24 This was the last lecture of the semester!!