Class 1

Class 1

Class 1 will motivate the course, and provide a refresher to the basics: Maxwell equations, plane waves, energy in electromagnetism, and boundary conditions

  • Time: Monday Mar 30, 09:00 to 11:00

  • Class over ZOOM. Followed by tutorial over Slack and Zoom

  • Slides: PDF of course slides class 1

  • Exercise: PDF of Exercise 1

  • TAs: Isabelle Palstra [i.palstra@amolf.nl] and Tom Wolterink [t.wolterink@amolf.nl]

Relevant reading for Class 1

  • Griffiths - Classical Electrodynamics (3rd Edition).
    • Section 7.3: paragraphs 7.3.3 Maxwells equation, 7.3.5 Maxwell equations in matter, 7.3.6 Boundary conditions
    • Section 8.1: Poynting’s theorem
    • Section 9.2: Electromagnetic waves in vacuum
    • Section 9.3: Electromagnetic waves in matter
  • Alternatively, Novotny & Hecht - Nanophotonics (1st Edition purple cover)
    • Chapter 1: Introduction
    • Chapter 2: Theoretical Foundations, sections 2.1 to 2.9 and 2.11