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

as they are delivered during the spring of 2016. The content of the files “Lecture #”

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

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

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

are included in this web page.

Week 1 (Thursday Jan. 14) Lecture 1

Scanned professor’s notes for Chapter 1

Bound on photon mass (PRL 2012).

Bound
on photon mass (recent review)

Schwinger limit for nonlinear effects.

Week 2 (Tuesday Jan.19) Lecture 2

(Thursday Jan 21) No lecture due to weather problems.

Week 3 (Tuesday Jan.26) Lecture 3

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

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.

(Thursday Jan. 28) Lecture 4

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

Week 4 (Tuesday Feb 2) Lecture 5

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

(Thursday Feb. 4) Lecture 6

Week 5 (Tuesday Feb.
9) Lecture 7

Scanned
professor’s notes for Chapter 3

Scanned professor’s notes for Chapter 4, first part

(Thursday Feb. 11) Lecture 8

Scanned
professor’s notes for Chapter 4, second part

Week 6 (Tuesday Feb. 16)
Lecture 9

(Thursday Feb. 18) Lecture 10

Scanned professor’s notes for Chapter 5, first part

Week 7 (Tuesday Feb. 23)
Lecture 11

Scanned professor’s notes for Chapter 5, second part

No lecture Thursday Feb 25 due to mid term exam 1

Week 8 (Tuesday March 1) Lecture 12

Scanned professor’s notes for Chapter 5, third part

Scanned professor’s notes for Chapter 5, fourth part

Scanned professor’s notes for Chapter 5, fifth part

(Thursday March 3) No class due to trip of professor.

Week 9

(Tuesday March 8) Lecture 13

(Thursday March 10) Lecture 14

Week of March 15-17 SPRING BREAK!!

Week 10

(Tuesday March 22) Lecture 15

(Thursday March 24) Lecture 16

Scanned professor’s notes for Chapter 6, first part

Scanned professor’s notes for Chapter 6, second part

Scanned professor’s notes for Chapter 6, third part

Here there is an interesting link to an article about the 150 years of Maxwell equations.

Here there is another one.

Week 11

(Tuesday March 29) Lecture 17

(Thursday March 31) Lecture 18

Scanned professor’s notes for Chapter 7, first part

Week 12

(Tuesday April 5) Lecture 19

(Tuesday April 7) Lecture 20

Scanned professor’s notes for Chapter 7, second part

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

Scanned professor’s notes for Chapter 9, first part

Week 13

(Tuesday April 12) Lecture 21

Scanned professor’s notes for Chapter 9, second part

Scanned professor’s notes for Chapter 9, third part

(Thursday April 14) Lecture 22

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 the following

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

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

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

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.

In far less detail, and using a relativistic notation, this
is also done on page 662

Week 14

(Tuesday April 19) Lecture 23

(Thursday April 21) Lecture 24

Scanned
professor’s notes for Chapter 11, first part

Week 15

(Tuesday April 26) Lecture 25 This was the last lecture of the semester!!

Scanned professor’s notes for Chapter 11, second part

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TOPICS NOT COVERED THIS YEAR

1. Electrostatic energy of ionic cystals. Madelung constants.

Scanned professor’s notes on electrostatic energy of
ionic crystals

2. Subtleties of gauge fixing.

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