Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017
PHY 356 Theory of Electromagnetic Radiation
(Also ENS 356)
4 hours; 4 credits
This course is designed to give the student an understanding of the way in which electromagnetic waves are produced, propagated, scattered, and absorbed. Building on the knowledge obtained from an introductory treatment of electromagnetism, students proceed to a study of the Maxwell equations in differential form, of wave equation, energy transfer, and the behavior of waves at metallic and dielectric surfaces. Production of radiation by dipoles and its absorption. Antennas, wave guides, and other applications will be discussed.
Pre- or corequisite: MTH 330
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