1800 102 5661 info@sgtuniversity.org

Curriculum | M.Sc. (Physics) | Subject: Electrodynamics and Plasma Physics

Curriculum

 Paper Code: 09020401

Subject: Electrodynamics and Plasma Physics

S No. Topics Learning Objective Teaching Guidelines Methodology Time

(Hrs)

1 ·                     Electric Field, Gauss Law, Differential form of Gauss Law

·                     Electromagnetic scalar and vector potentials

·                     Maxwell’s equations in terms of scalar and vector potentials

·                     Non uniqueness of Electromagnetic potentials and concept of Gauge.

·                     Lorentz gauge and coulomb gauge

·                     Student will be able to learn about field lines, flux and electromagnetism. Also student will be able to differentiate between Lorentz gauge and coulomb gauge transformations. To cover statement of Gauss’s Law, its applications, definitions of scalar and vector potentials.

·                     To cover Maxwell’s equations and their physical significance and change made in scalar & vector potentials to get scalar and vector potentials.

Black board teaching

 

Online lectures

 

Power point presentations

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

2 ·                     Boundary value problem

·                     Poisson and Laplace equations

·                     Solution of Laplace equation in Rectangular coordinates

·                     Green’s Theorem

·                     Dirichlet and Neumann boundary conditions

·                     Formal solution of boundary value problem with Green’s function

·                     Electrostatic potential energy and energy density.

Student will be able to solve boundary value problems by applying various boundary conditions. To cover definitions and derivations of different theorems and boundary conditions like Green’s Theorem, Dirichlet and Neumann boundary conditions  

 

 

 

 

6

3 ·                     Point charge near an infinite good conducting plane

·                     Point charge in the presence of grounded conducting sphere

·                     Point charge in the presence of charged, insulated and conducting sphere

·                     Point charge near a conducting sphere at fixed potential

·                     Conducting sphere in a uniform electric field.

 

Student will be able to learn basic problem-solving in electrostatics using method of images.

To cover various cases of different potentials. Black board teaching

 

Online lectures

 

Power point presentations

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

4 ·                     Wave equation

·                     Reflection and Refraction of electromagnetic waves at a plane interface between dielectrics

·                     Wave propagation in a non-conducting media

·                     Wave propagation in a conducting media

·                     Fresnel relations, Brewster’s angle

·                     Wave guides: TE and TM modes in rectangular wave guides

·                     Moving point charges

Student will be able to learn about Electromagnetic Waves and Radiation by Moving Charges and their propagation in different media and transmission in waveguides. To cover Reflection and Refraction of electromagnetic waves, conducting, non-conducting media and types of waveguides. Black board teaching

 

Online lectures

 

Power point presentations

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

5 ·                     Retarded potentials

·                     Lienard- Wiechart potentials for a point charge

·                     The fields of moving charge particles

·                     Total power radiated by a point charge

·                     Larmor’s formula and its relativistic generalization.

Student will be able to learn about electromagnetic potentials for the electromagnetic field, classical electromagnetic effect of a moving electric point charge and calculate the total power radiated by a non relativistic point charge. To cover concepts about retarded potentials, fields of moving charge particles and and Total power radiated by a point charge. Black board teaching

 

Online lectures

 

Power point presentations

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

6 ·                    Elementary concepts, Derivation of moment Equations from Boltzmann Equation

·                    Plasma Oscillation

·                    Theory of simple oscillation

·                    Electron oscillation in a plasma

·                    Electronic oscillations when the motion of ions is also considered

·                    Derivation of plasma oscillation using Maxwell’s equation

·                    Propagation of Electromagnetic waves in plasma containing a magnetic field

·                    Quasi neutrality of plasma

·                    Debye shielding distance

·                    Plasma production and heating of the plasma

·                    Confinement of plasma, plasma instabilities.

 

Student will be able to learn about plasma physics – electric oscillations, propagation and its production.

To Cover concepts of Plasma Physics like introduction, basic definitions and parameters like Debye shielding, plasma oscillations and plasma confinement. Black board teaching

 

Online lectures

 

Power point presentations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11