Physics 442 - Winter 2019
Welcome to Physics 442!
Instructor: John S. Colton
Office: N335 ESC
Office hours in room N361: Tues 3:30-5, Thur 4:30-6, Fri 5-6--but only the day before HW is due (or on Friday, in the case of HW being due on Monday)
TA: Spencer Thevenin: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office hours in room N361: M 3-5, Th 11-1, F 3-5 (every M Th F)
Additional office hours available by appointment.
- Direct link to our class on Max: //max.byu.edu/20191-phscs442/
Downloads for Homework Problems
- Here's the "n_of_air.txt" file that you need for one HW problem: n_of_air.txt
- Here's the Mathematica code to generate zeroes of the Bessel derivative functions (open, then copy and paste into your own notebook): besselprimezeroes.nb
- Here's the graph paper you need for the "graphical Lorentz transformation" HW problem: graphical_velocity_transformation.pdf
- The syllabus and tentative schedule is available on Max. If you'd like a hardcopy you'll to print that out yourself..
Here are handouts for/from various class periods, to be updated throughout the semester.
- lecture 1 - Parallel Equations for the Electric and Magnetic Fields.pdf
- lecture 11 - Lorentz model derivation.pdf
- lecture 12 - The Power of the Lorentz Model.pdf
- lecture 13 - TE modes of rectangular waveguide.pdf
- lecture 13 - Bessel functions.pdf
- lecture 14 - TM Modes of a Cylindrical Waveguide.pdf
- lecture 32 - Lorentz transformations Labview program: lorentz.exe. Requires you to install this Labview "run time engine": //www.ni.com/download/labview-run-time-engine-8.6.1/1244/en/.
- lecture 32 - Skew Lines for Relativity.nb (Mathematica)
- lecture 41 - proof of field tensor transformation.nb