CERTIFICATE IN ELECTROMAGNETICS AND RADIATION

Duration: 3 MONTHS

Course Syllabus

  • The Electromagnetic Field
    • Maxwell's equations for E, B, Charge conservation
    • Potentials in electromagnetism
    • Energy in the electromagnetic field
    • Poynting's Theorem
    • Electromagnetic plane waves
    • Polarization. Radiation Pressure
  • Sources of Radiation 
    • Potentials in electromagnetism (dynamic fields)
    • Retarded potentials
    • Radiation from accelerated charge - Larmor formula
    • Hertzian dipole radiation. Antennae.
  • Radiation in matter 
    • Maxwell's equations in media
    • Plane waves in matter. Refractive index
    • Radiation in dielectrics - dispersion
    • Radiation in conductors and plasmas
  • Reflection, Refraction & Scattering 
    • Boundary conditions
    • Normal and Oblique Incidence Reflection from dielectric
    • Fresnel's equations. Total internal reflection
    • Reflection from metallic surface
    • Scattering from free electrons - Thomson scattering
    • Scattering by atoms - Rayleigh scattering
  • Guided Radiation 
    • Transmission lines. Characteristic impedance Zo. Matching
    • Rectangular waveguide. Cut off frequency. Energy flow.
    • Attenuation in guides.
  • Other Sources of Radiation  
    • Bremmstrahlung
    • Cyclotron and Synchrotron Radiation
    • Cerenkov Radiation

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