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2022/2023

Theoretical Physics 2

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02TEF2 Z,ZK 4 2+2 Czech
Lecturer:
Petr Novotný (guarantor)
Tutor:
Petr Novotný (guarantor), Ondřej Kubů, Filip Petrásek, Matyáš Staněk
Supervisor:
Department of Physics
Synopsis:

The Hamilton formalism. The special theory of relativity: relativistic mechanics and classical field theory in theMinkowski space-time. Classical electrodynamics: Maxwell's equations in the Minkowski space-time,electromagnetic waves in dielectric media, electromagnetic radiation in the dipole approximation.

Requirements:

02TEF1, 02ELMA

Syllabus of lectures:

1.Hamilton's formalism

2.Poisson bracket and conservation laws

3.Canonical transformations

4.Hamilton-Jacobi equation

5.Special relativity

6.Minkowski spacetime

7.The Lorentz group

8.Lagrange and Hamilton’s formalism for relativistic particle

9.Potentials of the electromagnetic field, gauge transformations

10.Maxwell's equations in the Minkowski spacetime

11.Electromagnetic waves

12.Electric dipole radiation

Syllabus of tutorials:

Solving problems to illustrate the theory from the lecture

Study Objective:

Knowledge:

Learn the fundamentals of Hamilton's formalism, special relativity and classical electrodynamics. The subject represents the second part of the course of classical theoretical physics at FNSPE.

Skills:

Application of methods of theoretical phzsics to solve concrete examples.

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] H. Goldstein, C. P. Poole, J. Safko: Classical Mechanics, Pearson Education; 3rd edition, 2011

[2] E. C. G. Sudarshan, N. Mukunda: Classical Dynamics: A Modern Perspective, World Scientific; Reprint edition, 2015

[3] D. J. Griffiths: Introduction to Electrodynamics, Cambridge University Press; 4 edition, 2017.

Recommended references:

[4] G. Joos, I. Freeman: Theoretical Physics, Courier Corp. 2013.

[5] J. D. Jackson: Classical Electrodynamics, Wiley, New York, 1962. (available in the library of FJFI ČVUT)

[6] L. D. Landau, E. M. Lifšic, Course of Theoretical physics, Elsevier, 2013.

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Further information:
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