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LANL preprint arXiv.
Birkeland and Poincaré: Motion of an Electric Charge
in the Field of a Magnetic Pole,
(Apr 15, 2015).
.ps version.
"Hidden" Momentum in a Charged, Rotating Disk,
(Apr 6, 2015).
.ps version.
"Hidden" Momentum in a Magnetized Toroid,
(Mar 29, 2015).
.ps version.
Pressure in Fluid Flow Past a Sphere,
(Mar 19, 2015).
.ps version.
Formal Expressions for the Electromagnetic Potentials
in Any Gauge,
with H-K Yang (Feb 25, 2015).
.ps version.
Bibliography on the Abraham-Minkowski Debate
(Feb 17, 2015).
.ps version.
Pulses and 1/f Noise
(Jan 24, 2015).
.ps version.
Electromagnetic Field Angular Momentum
of a Charge at Rest in a Uniform Magnetic Field
(Dec 21, 2014).
.ps version.
Index of Refraction of a Moving Medium
(Dec 17, 2014).
.ps version.
Yo-Yo Variants
(Nov 25, 2014).
.ps version.
Heat Flow from a Point Source at the End of a Bar
(Nov 18, 2014).
.ps version.
Forces on Magnetic Dipoles
(Oct 26, 2014).
.ps version.
Cylinder Rolling inside Another Rolling Cylinder
(Oct 23, 2014).
.ps version.
Rolling Water Pipe
(Oct 10, 2014).
.ps version.
Waves on a Mismatched Transmission Line
(Oct 4, 2014).
.ps version.
Cylinder Rolling on Another Rolling Cylinder
(Oct 2, 2014).
.ps version.
Electrodynamics in 1 and 2 Spatial Dimensions
(Sept 23, 2014).
.ps version.
Expanding Spherical Shell of Charge
(Aug 22, 2014).
.ps version.
Fields of a Uniformly Accelerated Charge, with
V. Onoochin (Aug 19, 2014).
.ps version.
Leaky Syringe
(Aug 10, 2014).
.ps version.
Backtracking of Charged Particles in a Magnetic Field
(Aug 6, 2014).
.ps version.
Error Estimation in Fitting of Ellipses
(July 17, 2014).
Electric and Magnetic Hoses
(July 16, 2014).
.ps version.
Jefimenko's Wedge Circuit
(July 8, 2014).
.ps version.
Hydraulic Brake
(June 26, 2014).
Maxwell and Special Relativity
(May 26, 2014).
.ps version.
Force between Two Comoving Electric Charges
(May 24, 2014).
.ps version.
J.J. Thomson and "Hidden" Momentum
(Apr 30, 2014).
.ps version.
Conversions of D and H between SI and Gaussian Units
(Apr 12, 2014).
.ps version.
Does Destructive Interference Destroy Energy?
(Jan 7, 2014).
.ps version.
Wireless Power Transmission
(Dec 27, 2013).
.ps version.
Wedgefall
(Dec 6, 2013).
.ps version.
Classical Aspects of the Aharonov-Bohm Effect
(Nov 29, 2013).
.ps version.
Canoe ± Rock
(Nov 9, 2013).
.ps version.
Notes on Fermi's Golden Rule
(Oct 16, 2013).
Rain and Relativity
(Oct 10, 2013).
.ps version.
Can Salmon Swim Up a Waterfall after Leaping into It?
(Sept 17, 2013).
.ps version.
"Hidden" Momentum in a Leaping Beaded Chain
(Aug 19, 2013).
.ps version.
Do Neutrino Oscillations Conserve Energy?
(July 21, 2013).
.ps version.
.pdf slides.
A Simplified View of the Higgs/Yukawa Mechanism
(July 17, 2013).
.ps version.
Angular Momentum in Circular Waveguides
(June 29, 2013).
.ps version.
729 Variants of Poynting's Theorem
(May 21, 2013).
.ps version.
Biot-Savart vs. Einstein-Laub Force Law
(May 21, 2013).
.ps version.
An Electric Bottle:
Charged Particle Orbiting a Charged Needle
(May 1, 2013).
.ps version.
Relativistic Harmonic Oscillator
(Apr 28, 2013).
.ps version.
"Hidden Momentum" in an Unbalanced Tire
(Apr 20, 2013).
.ps version.
What is i^{i}?
(Mar 30, 2013).
.ps version.
Poynting's Theorem with Magnetic Monopoles
(Mar 23, 2013).
.ps version.
Self Inductance of a Solenoid
with a Permanent Magnet Core
(Mar 3, 2013).
.ps version.
Entropy Generation in the Merging of Two Ideal
Gases
(Feb 27, 2013).
.ps version.
Power in a Variable Capacitor
(Feb 26, 2013).
.ps version.
Momentum of a Charged Particle
Orbiting a Magnetic Dipole
(Feb 25, 2013).
.ps version.
Maximum Power from DC Current and Voltage Sources
(Feb 18, 2013).
.ps version.
Spherical Capacitor with Anisotropic
Permeability
(Feb 13, 2013).
.ps version.
Are Christoffel Symbols Needed to Analyze
Transient Phenomena in Faraday's Dynamo?
(Feb 12, 2013).
.ps version.
Does Transmission of Light through a Window
Involve Physics at the Planck Scale?
(Feb 4, 2013).
.ps version.
A Reflecting Polarizer as a Quantum Watchdog
(Dec 23, 2012).
.ps version.
Intensity, Brightness and Étendue of an Aperture
Lamp
(Dec 8, 2012).
.ps version.
From Fick's Law to the Mean Free Path
(Dec 5, 2012).
.ps version.
Bernoulli's Equation for a Rotating Fluid
(Nov 29, 2012).
.ps version.
Oscillating Fluid in a U-Tube
(Nov 28, 2012).
.ps version.
Stability of Transverse Oscillations in a
Betatron
(Nov 26, 2012).
.ps version.
Rolling Off a Log with Friction
(Nov 26, 2012).
.ps version.
Skiing on a Cosine Hill
(Nov 25, 2012).
.ps version.
Ladder + Rope
(Nov 21, 2012).
.ps version.
Electric Field Distribution in a Reverse-Biased p-n
Junction
(Nov 17, 2012).
.ps version.
Unipolar Induction via a Rotating Magnetized Sphere
(Nov 13, 2012).
.ps version.
The Pin and the Pendulum
(Oct 30, 2012).
.ps version.
Rocket Car
(Oct 1, 2012).
.ps version.
Voltage Drop, Potential Difference and EMF
(Sep 12, 2012).
.ps version.
Center of Mass of a Relativistic Rolling Hoop
(Sep 7, 2012).
.ps version.
Potentials of a Hertzian Dipole in the Gibbs Gauge
(Aug 23, 2012).
.ps version.
"Hidden" Momentum in a Linked Pair of Gyrostats
(Aug 17, 2012).
.ps version.
"Hidden" Momentum in a Spinning Sphere
(Aug 16, 2012).
.ps version.
On the Definition of "Hidden" Momentum
(July 9, 2012).
.ps version.
"Hidden" Momentum in an Oscillating Spring
(July 8, 2012).
.ps version.
"Hidden" Momentum in a Plane Electromagnetic Wave
(July 7, 2012).
.ps version.
"Hidden" Momentum in a River
(July 5, 2012).
.ps version.
"Hidden" Momentum in a Current Loop
(June 30, 2012).
.ps version.
"Hidden" Momentum in a Set of Circulating Rockets
(June 29, 2012).
.ps version.
"Hidden" Momentum in a Link of a Moving Chain
(June 28, 2012).
.ps version.
"Hidden" Momentum in an Oscillating Tube of Water
(June 24, 2012).
.ps version.
Abraham, Minkowski and "Hidden" Mechanical Momentum
(June 6, 2012).
.ps version.
Maxwellian Vacuum Polarization
(June 2, 2012).
.ps version.
Mansuripur's Paradox
(May 2, 2012).
.ps version.
Magnetic Damping
(Apr 14, 2012).
.ps version.
Circuit Q and Field Energy
(Apr 1, 2012).
.ps version.
Motion of a Pair of Oppositely Charged Spheres
(Feb 3, 2012).
.ps version.
Sommerfeld's Diffraction Problem
(Jan 22, 2012).
.ps version.
Babinet's Principle for Electromagnetic Fields,
with Z.M. Tan (Jan 19, 2012).
.ps version.
Symmetries of Electromagnetic Fields
Associated with a Plane Conducting Screen,
with Z.M. Tan (Jan 14, 2012).
.ps version.
A Gentler Loop-the-Loop
(Jan 7, 2012).
.ps version.
What is the Role of the Arms of a Linear Broadcast
Antenna?
(Dec 19, 2011).
.ps version.
Fields and Moments of a Moving Electric Dipole,
with V. Hnizdo
(Nov 29, 2011).
.ps version.
Energy Flow in a Transformer
(Nov 15, 2011).
.ps version.
Slingshot Ride
(Nov 13, 2011).
.ps version.
Resistive Cylinder in an External,
Static Magnetic Field
(Nov 2, 2011).
.ps version.
Small Oscillations of a Mass That Slides inside a Cylinder
Which Rotates about a Horizontal Axis
(Nov 1, 2011).
.ps version.
Perfectly Conducting Cylinder in an External,
Static Magnetic Field
(Oct 29, 2011).
.ps version.
Wagon in the Rain
(Oct 22, 2011).
.ps version.
Box Toss
(Oct 17, 2011).
.ps version.
Scattering of a Plane Electromagnetic Wave
by a Small Conducting Cylinder
(Oct 4, 2011).
.ps version.
Wire Polarizers
(Sep 21, 2011).
.ps version.
Force-Free Magnetic Fields aka Eigenfunctions of the
Curl Operator
(Aug 10, 2011).
.ps version.
Information Channel Capacity
(July 23, 2011).
.ps version.
Power Consumption by a Pulsed Copper Magnet
(July 16, 2011).
.ps version.
Excitation of a Rectangular Electromagnetic Cavity
by a Passing, Relativistic Particle
(June 30, 2011).
.ps version.
An Ill-Posed Problem in Rigid-Body Dynamics
(June 11, 2011).
.ps version.
The Equivalence Principle and Roundtrip Times for Light
(May 25, 2011).
.ps version.
Ball-Bearing Motor
(May 17, 2011).
.ps version.
Magnetic Forces Can Do Work
(Apr 10, 2011).
.ps version.
Spin and Orbital Angular Momentum of the Fields of
a Turnstile Antenna
(Apr 9, 2011).
.ps version.
Emittance Growth from Weak Relativistic Effects
(Mar 21, 2011).
.ps version.
Hamiltonian with z as the Independent Variable
(Mar 19, 2011).
.ps version.
Static Magnetic Field as Determined by Its Value on a
Surface
(Mar 17, 2011).
.ps version.
Expansion of an Axially Symmetric, Static
Magnetic Field in Terms of Its Axial Field
(Mar 10, 2011).
.ps version.
Potentials for a Cylindrical Electromagnetic
Cavity,
with J. Gallardo
(Mar 9, 2011).
.ps version.
Poincaré Potentials for a Finite Solenoid
(Mar 8, 2011).
.ps version.
Potentials for a Rectangular Electromagnetic Cavity
(Mar 4, 2011).
.ps version.
Charge Density in a Current-Carrying Wire
(Dec 23, 2010).
.ps version.
Reactance of a Sinusoidally Driven Antenna
(Nov 15, 2010).
.ps version.
Ĉerenkov Radiation from a Short Path
(Oct 5, 2010).
.ps version.
Radiation by a Time-Dependent Current Loop
(Sep 26, 2010).
.ps version.
On the Definition of Radiation by a System of
Charges
(Sep 6, 2010).
.ps version.
Decomposition of Electromagnetic Fields into
Electromagnetic Plane Waves
(July 11, 2010).
.ps version.
FitzGerald's Calculation of the Radiation of an
Oscillating Magnetic Dipole
(June 20, 2010).
.ps version.
Displacement Current of a Uniformly Moving Charge
(June 15, 2010).
.ps version.
Blondel's Experiment
(June 11, 2010).
.ps version.
Does the Moon Always Fall Towards the Sun?
(June 9, 2010).
.ps version.
Is There a Maximum Z for an Atom?
(June 2, 2010).
.ps version.
Analysis of TEM Waves in a Coaxial Cable
via the Scalar Potential
(May 12, 2010).
.ps version.
Lewin's Circuit Paradox
(May 7, 2010).
.ps version.
Doubly Negative Metamaterials
(Apr 14, 2010).
.ps version.
Can Sheared Surfaces Emit Light?
(Apr 9, 2010).
.ps version.
An Antenna Reciprocity Theorem
(Apr 3, 2010).
.ps version.
Image Method for an Electric Charge above a
Topological Insulator with a Quantum Hall Surface
(Jan 14, 2010).
.ps version.
Accelerating Through a Resonance on a "Washboard"
Road
(Dec 13, 2009).
.ps version.
Spinning Lasso,
with C.G. Tully (Dec 11, 2009).
.ps version.
Radiation from the Open End of a Coaxial Cable
(Dec 2, 2009).
.ps version.
Power Received by a Small Antenna
(Dec 1, 2009).
.ps version.
Dielectric Image Methods
(Nov 21, 2009).
.ps version.
Maxwell's Objection to Lorenz' Retarded Potentials
(Oct 26, 2009).
.ps version.
Radiation Pressure of a Monochromatic Plane Wave on a
Flat Mirror
(Oct 10, 2009).
.ps version.
Reflection of a Gaussian Optical Beam by a Flat Mirror
(Oct 5, 2009).
.ps version.
Is Bernoulli's Equation Relativistically
Invariant?
(Sep 13, 2009).
.ps version.
How Much of Magnetic Energy is Kinetic Energy?
(Sep 12, 2009).
.ps version.
Lorentz Invariance of the Number of Photons in a
Rectangular Cavity
(July 28, 2009).
.ps version.
Electric Field of a Uniform Charge Density
(July 27, 2009).
.ps version.
Charged, Conducting, Rotating Sphere
(July 22, 2009).
.ps version.
Second-Order Paraxial Gaussian Beam
(July 8, 2009).
.ps version.
Total and Frustrated Reflection of a Gaussian Optical
Beam
(July 7, 2009).
.ps version.
Reactance of Small Antennas
(June 3, 2009).
.ps version.
Energy Flow in a Waveguide below Cutoff
with M. Moriconi (May 20, 2009).
.ps version.
"Hidden" Momentum of a Steady Current Distribution in
a System at "Rest"
(Apr 21, 2009).
.ps version.
Orbital and Spin Angular Momentum of Electromagnetic
Fields
(Mar 12, 2009).
.ps version.
Charging a Capacitor via a Transient RLC Circuit
(Mar 6, 2009).
.ps version.
Low-Frequency Electromagnetic Waves on a Twisted-Pair
Transmission Line (Dec 24, 2008).
.ps version.
Electromagnetic Fields of a Small Helical Toroidal
Antenna (Dec 8, 2008).
.ps version.
Classical Diamagnetism and the Satellite
Paradox (Nov 12, 2008).
.ps version.
Darwin Energy Paradoxes
(Oct 29, 2008).
.ps version.
Air Hockey Bowling
(Oct 17, 2008).
.ps version.
Can Dipole Antennas Above a Ground Plane Emit
Circularly Polarized Radiation? (Sep 19, 2008).
.ps version.
Radiation of Turnstile Antennas Above a Conducting
Ground Plane (Sep 18, 2008).
.ps version.
Charged, Counter-Rotating Disks on a Rotating
Platform, with C.T. Ridgely (Sep 11, 2008).
.ps version.
Faraday Rotation (Aug 28, 2008).
.ps version.
Unipolar Induction via a Rotating Magnetized
Cylinder (August 17, 2008).
.ps version.
Electrodynamics of Rotating Systems
(August 8, 2008).
.ps version.
The Wilson-Wilson Experiment
(July 31, 2008).
.ps version.
Magnetic Field at the Center of a Grounded,
Conducting Sphere Circled by a Moving Charge Q, with J. Castro
(June 26, 2008).
.ps version.
The Helmholtz Decomposition and the Coulomb Gauge
(Apr 17, 2008).
.ps version.
Static-Voltage Gauge
(Mar 25, 2008).
.ps version.
What Does an AC Voltmeter Measure?
(Mar 16, 2008).
.ps version.
Velocity Factor of an Insulated Two-Wire
Transmission Line,
(Mar 7, 2008).
.ps version.
.xls velocity factor calculator.
Electron Trajectories in a Hall Thruster,
(Feb 27, 2008).
.ps version.
Exact and Geometrical-Optics Energy
Trajectories in Twisted Beams, with Michael Berry
(Jan 15, 2008).
J. Opt. A 10, 03505 (2008).
Flow of Energy from a Localized Source in a Uniform,
Anisotropic Medium,
(Dec 8, 2007). .ps version.
Thermodynamics of a Tire Pump,
(Nov 29, 2007).
.ps version.
Radiation from Hertzian Dipoles in a Uniaxial
Anisotropic Medium,
(Nov 16, 2007).
.ps version.
Relativity of Steady Energy Flow,
(Nov 3, 2007).
.ps version.
"Hidden" Momentum in a Sound Wave,
(Oct 31, 2007).
.ps version.
Energy Flow in a Moving Bimetallic Strip,
(Oct 28, 2007).
.ps version.
Energy, Momentum and Stress in a Belt Drive,
(Oct 20, 2007).
.ps version.
Currents in a Center-Fed Linear Dipole Antenna,
(June 27, 2007).
.ps version.
Voltage Across the Terminals of a Receiving Antenna,
(June 25, 2007).
.ps version.
Electric Guitar Pickups,
(May 6, 2007). .ps version.
Torque Analyses of a Sliding Ladder,
(May 6, 2007). .ps version.
Flow of Energy and Momentum in a the Near Zone
of a Hertizan Dipole,
(Apr 11, 2007).
.ps version.
Flow of Energy and Momentum in a Coaxial Cable,
(Mar 31, 2007).
.ps version.
Space Charge in Ionization Detectors,
with S. Palestini (Mar 25, 2007).
.ps version.
Path Length of Muons Traversing an Arbitrary Volume,
with H. Jostlein (Mar 24, 2007).
.ps version.
The Fields of a Pulsed, Small Dipole Antenna,
(Mar 16, 2007).
.ps version.
Where Does the Power Become AC in an AC Power Source?,
(Feb 27, 2007).
.ps version. [Help needed to explain
the missing factor of 2 in eq. (16).]
Permeable Shell in a Uniform External Field,
(Feb 24, 2007).
.ps version.
Stabilization of Insect Flight
via Sensors of Coriolis Force,
(Feb 17, 2007).
.ps version.
Galilean Transformation of Wave Velocity,
with J.L. Junquera
(Jan 14, 2007). .ps version.
Hexagonal Pencil Rolling on an Inclined Plane
(Nov 14, 2006).
.ps version.
Regular and Chaotic
Dynamics, v 13, p 332 (2008).
Path of Minimum Radiation,
Bruce Winstein (U. Chicago, Oct 2, 2006).
The Fields of a Short, Linear Dipole Antenna
If There Were No Displacement Current
(July 5, 2006).
.ps version.
"Crossed-Field" and "EH" Antennas
Including Radiation from the Feed Lines
and Reflection from the Earth's Surface
(July 4, 2006).
.ps version.
Slepian's Electromagnetic Spaceship
(June 18, 2006).
[Still a factor of 2 loose near eq. (7).]
.ps version.
Electromagnetic Momentum of a Capacitor
in a Uniform Magnetic Field
(June 18, 2006).
.ps version.
Cullwick's Paradox: Charged Particle on the Axis
of a Toroidal Magnet
(June 4, 2006).
.ps version.
Momentum in a DC Circuit
(May 26, 2006).
.ps version.
McKenna's Paradox: Charged Particle Exiting the
Side of a Solenoid Magnet
(Apr 12, 2006).
.ps version.
Four Expressions for Electromagnetic Field
Momentum
(Apr 10, 2006).
.ps version.
Reflections of a (Skeptical) Experimental High-Energy
Physicist after Teaching a Course on Quantum Computation
(Feb 24, 2006).
Currents in a Conducting Sheet with a Hole
(Feb 22, 2006).
.ps version.
Some Properties of Sourceless Wave Packets
(Feb 10, 2006).
.ps version.
The Radiation Reaction Force and the Radiation
Resistance of Small Antennas
(Jan 21, 2006). .ps version.
Onoochin's Paradox
(Jan 1, 2006).
.ps version.
Russian translation by V. Onoochin (Sep 2008).
Can a "Hidden-Variable" Quantum Theory Evade the
"No-Cloning" Theorem?
(Oct 6, 2005).
.ps version.
Impedance Matching of Transmission Lines
(July 20, 2005).
.ps version.
Density-Matrix Description of the EPR
"Paradox" (Mar 31, 2005).
.ps version.
Accuracy of Measurements of a CP-Violating
Asymmetry (Mar 25, 2005).
.ps version.
Classical Lifetime of a Bohr Atom, with J.D. Olsen
(Mar 7, 2005).
.ps version.
Vena Contracta
(Feb 16, 2005).
.ps version.
Letter to the Editor (Feb. 2, 2005)
regarding
Einstein's boxes, by T. Norsen,
Am. J. Phys. 73, 164 (2005).
Radiation from an AC Voltage Source
(Jan 9, 2005).
.ps version.
Can an Antenna Be Cut Into Pieces (Without Affecting
Its Radiation)?, with D.J. Jefferies
(Nov 10, 2004).
.ps version.
A 10-frame animation of the near electric field
of a 3 λ / 2 dipole antenna.
Maxwell's Demon
(Oct 3, 2004).
.ps version.
Scattering of a Plane Wave by a Small
Conducting Sphere,
(July 13, 2004).
.ps version.
Radiation in the Near Zone of a Center-Fed
Linear Antenna,
(June 21, 2004).
.ps version.
Radiation in the Near Zone of a Short, Center-Fed
Biconical Antenna,
(June 14, 2004).
.ps version.
Radiation in the Near Zone of a Small Loop Antenna,
(June 7, 2004), with an Appendix on Hertz vectors.
.ps version.
A Paradox Concerning the Energy of a Dipole
in a Uniform External Field, with J. Castro
(May 3, 2004). .ps version.
Radiation in the Near Zone of a Hertzian Dipole,
(Apr 22, 2004). .ps version.
How to Fry an IGCT in 1 μs or Less,
(Apr 17, 2004).
.ps version.
Radial Dependence of Radiation from a Bounded Source,
(Jan 25, 2004).
.ps version.
Synchrotron-Ĉerenkov Radiation,
Letters to Science, vol. 303, p. 310 (2004).
Money Spinner or Loopy Idea,
Edwin Cartlidge, Science, 301, 1463 (2003).
Small Fractal Antennas,
(Dec 22, 2003).
.ps version.
A Neutrino Horn Based on a Solenoid Lens,
(Dec 1, 2003). .ps version.
Magnetic Field in a Time-Dependent Capacitor,
(Oct 30, 2003).
.ps version.
Bunching of Photons When Two Beams Pass Through a
Beam Splitter, with L.J. Wang
(Aug 17, 2003).
.ps version.
Hertzian Dipole Radiation via the
Weizsäcker-Williams Method, with M.S. Zolotorev
(Aug 4, 2003).
.ps version.
Using Conformal Maps to Explore the Potential
of Wire Grids, by T. Dimofte (July 28, 2003).
.ps version.
A Parallelogram Loop Antenna,
(May 28, 2003). .ps version.
Isotropic Radiators, with Haim Matzner
(Apr. 8, 2003). .ps version.
The Barnett Experiment with a Rotating Solenoid
Magnet, (Apr. 6, 2003). .ps version.
Electromagnetic Fields of a Rotating Shell
of Charge,
(Apr. 3, 2003). .ps version.
Dielectric Cylinder That Rotates in a Uniform
Magnetic Field
(Mar. 12, 2003).
.ps version.
Notes on Electrostatic Wire Grids,
(Mar. 5, 2003). .ps version.
A Magnetic Linear Accelerator,
(Mar. 3, 2003). .ps version.
Accelerators Everywhere.
Capacitance of a Thin Conducting Disk and of
Conducting Spheroids,
(Feb. 25, 2003). .ps version.
Volume and Surface Area of an N-Sphere,
(Feb. 4, 2003). .ps version.
Gaussian Laser Beams via Oblate Spheroidal
Waves, (Oct. 19, 2002).
The Electric Potential of Particle Detectors with
Rectangular Cross-Section, with C. Lu (Oct. 9, 2002).
.ps version.
Conducting Ellipsoid and Circular Disk,
(Sept. 21, 2002). .ps version.
Conducting Spherical Shell with a Circular
Orifice,
(Sept. 21, 2002). .ps version.
Two Conducting Spheres at the Same Potential,
(Sept. 19, 2002). .ps version.
Magnetostatic Spin Waves, (Sept. 15, 2002).
.ps version.
An Electrostatic Wave, (July 28, 2002).
.ps version.
A Capacitor Paradox, (July 10, 2002).
.ps version.
Fluid Flow Velocity at a Wall, Alex McDonald
(June 24, 2002).
.ps version.
Green's Function for a Conducting Plane with a
Hemispherical Boss (Apr. 23, 2002).
.ps version.
Electromagnetic Field Energy
(Apr. 3, 2002).
.ps version.
"Hidden" Momentum in a Coaxial Cable
(Mar. 28, 2002).
.ps version.
Methods of Calculating Forces on Rigid
Magnetic Media
(Mar. 18, 2002).
Magnetic Force on a Permeable Wire
(Mar. 17, 2002).
.ps version.
Conducting Sphere That Rotates in a Uniform
Magnetic Field
(Mar. 13, 2002).
.ps version.
Maximal Gravity at the Surface of an
Asteroid
(Feb. 18, 2002).
.ps version.
Accessing Phases of CKM Matrix Elements Via the Decay
B^{0}_{d} → π^{+}π^{-},
with Chris Tully
(Dec. 18, 2001).
.ps version.
Maximum Energy of Circular Colliders,
with Chris Tully
(Dec. 10, 2001).
.ps version.
Why Doesn't a Steady Current Radiate?
(Dec. 1, 2001).
.ps version.
A Slingshot Orbit
(Nov. 18, 2001).
.ps version.
Diamagnetic Levitation, with Bob Austin
(Nov. 15, 2001).
.ps version,
.mpg movie of a flying frog.
Floating gold in cryogenic oxygen.
An Off-Axis Neutrino Beam
(Nov. 6, 2001). .ps version.
3 x 3 Magic Squares with Duplicate Digits Allowed,
with Nancy Schaefer (Oct 13, 2001).
.ps version.
Leaky Capacitors,
with T.J. Maloney
(Oct 17, 2001). .ps version.
Vertical Oscillations of a Hanging Cable
(Oct 7, 2001). .ps version.
A Conducting Checkerboard
(Oct 4, 2001). .ps version.
Dipole in Shell
(Oct 2, 2001). .ps version.
Small Oscillations of a Suspended Hoop,
with Alex McDonald (Oct 1, 2001). .ps version.
Uncertainties in the Measurement of the Momentum
and Position of an Electron
(Sept 20, 2001). .ps version.
Self Trapping of Optical Beams
(Apr 15, 2001). .ps version.
The Rolling Motion of a Disk on a Horizontal
Plane, with Alex McDonald (Mar 28, 2001).
.ps version.
To Construct a Square with Edges on Any Four Points,
with Owen Schaefer (Feb 11, 2001).
.ps version.
A Josephson Junction
(Dec 5, 2000; some work needed to clean this one up).
.ps version.
A Flapping Toy
(Nov 30, 2000).
.ps version.
Some Mechanics of Toys (Nov 29, 2000).
.ps version.
The Maximum Energy Attainable in a Betatron
(Nov 19, 2000).
.ps version.
Electron Bubbles in Liquid Helium
(Nov 12, 2000). .ps version. See also,
Nevis Summer
Workshop on Electron Bubble Particle Detectors.
Motion on a Torus
(Oct 21, 2000).
.ps version.
Transmission of Microwaves through
Sub-Millimeter Slit Arrays,
V. Pelletier (Oct 18, 2000).
Free Precession
(Aug 10, 2000).
.ps version.
Negative Group Velocity
(July 23, 2000). Am. J. Phys. 69, 607 (2001).
.ps version.
Radial Viscous Flow between Two Parallel Annular
Plates (June 23, 2000).
.ps version.
Bessel Beams (June 17, 2000).
.ps version.
Maximum Height of Mud Thrown from a Wheel,
Alex McDonald (May 28, 2000).
.ps version.
Euler's disk and its finite time singularity,
by H.K. Moffatt, Nature 404, 833 (Apr 20, 2000).
A comment by A. Ruina (June 2000).
Further comments,
Nature 408, 540 (Nov 30, 2000).
Polarization Dependence of Emissivity,
with D. Strozzi (Apr 3, 2000).
.ps version.
Resistance of a Disk
(Mar 31, 2000).
.ps version.
Gaussian Laser Beams with Radial Polarization (Mar 14, 2000),
.ps version.
.pdf version with high-res figures.
Transparencies with high-res figures.
Complex Functions and Electrostatics,
(Feb 28, 2000).
.ps version.
An Off-Center "Coaxial" Cable,
(Nov 21, 1999).
.ps version.
A Phased Antenna Array,
by Dan Marlow (Nov 11, 1999).
.ps version.
Long Rod with Uniform Magnetization
Transverse to its Axis,
(Nov 3, 1999).
.ps version.
Time-Reversed Diffraction,
with Max Zolotorev (Sep 5, 1999). Updated Sep 1, 2009 with an Appendix on
Vector Diffraction Formalism.
.ps version.
Classical Radiation Processes
in the Weizsäcker-Williams Approximation, with Max Zolotorev
(Aug 25, 1999).
.ps version.
A Bounded Source Can't Emit a Unipolar Electromagnetic
Pulse, with Kwang-Je Kim, Gennady Stupakov and Max Zolotorev (May 1, 1999).
.ps version.
Penrose Decoherence
(Apr 28, 1999).
.ps version.
Slow Light (Apr 3, 1999);
Am. J. Phys. 68, 293 (2000).
.ps version.
Draft: Measurement of Pulsewidth via
Correlations in Intensity Fluctuations, with Max Zolotorev
(Mar 23, 1999).
.ps version.
If a Pig Had Wings...,
(Feb 11, 1999).
.ps version.
Diffraction as a Consequence of Faraday's Law,
with Max Zolotorev (Jan 11, 1999); Am. J. Phys. 68, 674 (2000).
.ps version.
Images of Electric and Magnetic Dipole Antennas
in a Conducting Plane (Dec 5, 1998).
.ps version.
A Mechanical Model that Exhibits a Gravitational
Critical Radius (Dec 2, 1998). Am. J. Phys. 69, 617 (2001).
.ps version.
Magnetars (Nov 29, 1998);
Am. J. Phys. 68, 775 (2000).
.ps version.
The Transverse Momentum of an Electron in a Wave
(Nov 15, 1998). .ps version.
Nobel Sonoluminescence
(Nov 14, 1998); Popular Science, Feb. 1999, p. 8.
.ps version.
Laser Tweezers (Nov 13, 1998),
Am. J. Phys. 68, 486 (2000). .ps version.
Canonical Angular Momentum of a Solenoid Field
(Nov 13, 1998). .ps version.
The Charge Distribution on the Cathode of a Straw Tube
Chamber, with C. Lu (Oct 1, 1998).
.ps version.
The Fields in a Box with Resistive Walls,
(Apr 16, 1998). .ps version.
The Rare Decay K_L -> pi0 nu nubar, with Dan Marlow
(Apr 16, 1998).
.ps version.
Classical "Dressing" of a Free Electron in a
Plane Electromagnetic Wave, with K. Shmakov (Feb 28, 1998).
.ps version.
The Weizsäcker-Williams Approximation to Trident
Production in Electron-Photon Collisions, with C. Bula
(Feb 28, 1998).
.ps version.
A Maxwellian Perspective on Particle
Acceleration,
with Max Zolotorev (Feb 24, 1998),
.ps version.
Hawking-Unruh Radiation
and Radiation of a Uniformly Accelerated Charge (Feb 3, 1998)
.ps version.
Energy Balance in an Electrostatic
Accelerator, with Max Zolotorev (Feb 1, 1998)
.ps version.
The Hawking-Unruh Temperature
and Damping in a Linear Focusing Channel (Jan 30, 1998)
.ps version.
A Relativistic Electron Can't Extract Net
Energy from a `Long' Laser Pulse,
(Aug 22, 1997).
.ps version.
Physics in the Laundromat
(Aug 5, 1997); Am. J. Phys. 66, 209 (1998).
.ps version.
Limits on the Applicability of Classical
Electromagmetic Fields as Inferred from the Radiation Reaction,
(May 12, 1997).
.ps version.
Temporary Acceleration of Electrons While
Inside an Intense Electromagnetic Pulse,
K.T. McDonald and K. Shmakov, Phys. Rev. STAB 2, 121301 (1999) (Nov. 20, 1997),
.ps version.
The Levitron (Apr 4, 1997).
.ps version.
The Greek Eccentricity
(Mar 14, 1997). .ps version.
The Fractal Dimension of a Ball of Aluminum Foil
(Mar 6, 1997). .ps version.
The Flyball Governor, by Dan Marlow
(Mar 5, 1997).
.ps version.
The Radiofrequency Quadrupole (Feb 27, 1997).
.ps version.
Notes on Synchrotron Radiation
(Feb 11, 1997).
.ps version.
Pitching Pennies into a Magnet
(Jan 15, 1997).
.ps version.
The Fields Outside a Solenoid with a Time-Dependent
Current (Dec 6, 1996); Am. J. Phys. 65, 1176 (1997).
.ps version.
The Relation between Expressions for Time-Dependent
Electromagnetic Fields given by Jefimenko and by Panofsky and Phillips
(Dec 5, 1996); Am. J. Phys. 65, 1074 (1997).
.ps version.
Vector Gravity
(Dec 4, 1996); Am. J. Phys. 65, 591 (1997).
.ps version.
Group Velocity (Dec 4, 1996);
Am. J. Phys. 66, 656 (1998).
.ps version.
The Electromagnetic Fields Outside a Wire That Carries
a Linearly Rising Current (Nov 28, 1996).
.ps version.
The Rolling Motion of a Half-Full Beer Can
(Nov 14, 1996).
.ps version.
Distortionless Transmission Line
(Nov 11, 1996).
.ps version.
Positron Production in a Plasma Wakefield
Accelerator, (Oct. 29, 1996),
.ps version.
Hyperdeuterons (Apr 22, 1996).
.ps version.
Noncontact Measurement of the Tension of a Wire,
with Mark Convery (Apr 14, 1996).
.ps version.
Motion of a Point Charge Near an Electric Dipole
(Mar 19, 1996).
.ps version.
Can an Electron Be at Rest?
(Aug 30, 1995); Am. J. Phys. 64, 1098 (1996).
.ps version.
Electromagnetic Field Momentum
(Aug 30, 1995); Am. J. Phys. 64, 15 (1996).
.ps version.
Gaussian Laser Beams and Particle
Acceleration,
(95kB, May 26, 1995),
.ps version.
Accelerating Fluids
(May 4, 1995); Science 268, 1261 (1995).
.ps version.
Single-Bubble Sonoluminescence,
(Feb 2, 1995).
.ps version.
Levitating Beachballs (Dec 6, 1994); Am. J. Phys.
68, 388 (2000).
.ps version.
The Geostrophic Wind, by Will Happer
(Dec 9, 1993).
.ps version.
Circular Orbits Inside the Sphere of Death
(Nov 8, 1993); Am. J. Phys. 66, 419 (1998).
.ps version.
Video clips of Bela Tabak's Thunderdome.
Six Ways to Measure CP-Violating Phases
in B Decays (Sep 20, 1992).
.ps version.
Maximum Likelihood Analysis of CP-Violating
Asymmetries (Sep 4, 1992).
.ps version.
A Primer on CP Violation in the B-Meson System
(May 25, 1990).
.ps version.
Motion of a Leaky Tank Car
(Dec 4, 1989); Am. J. Phys. 59, 830 (1990).
.ps version.
Right and Wrong Use of the Lenz Vector for Non-Newtonian
Potentials, with C. Farina and A. Tort
(May 23, 1989); Am. J. Phys. 58, 540 (1990).
.ps version.
An RF Cavity in Which Transverse Fields Grow Linearly with
Radius (Mar 24, 1988).
.ps version.
The Hawking-Unruh Temperature and Quantum Fluctuations in Particle
Accelerators, (72kB, Mar. 9, 1987). Proc. 1987 IEEE Particle Accelerator
p. 1196.
.ps version.
Radiation from a Superluminal Source
(Nov 26, 1986); Am. J. Phys. 65, 1076 (1997).
.ps version.
The Helical Wiggler, with H. Mitter,
(Oct 12, 1986).
.ps version.
The Laser Driven Vacuum Photodiode (Sep 26, 1986).
.ps version.
The Grating Accelerator
(Sep 14, 1984).
.ps version.
Stress and Momentum in a Capacitor That Moves with
Constant Velocity
(Apr 21, 1984).
.ps version.
Feynman Cylinder Paradox, with John Belcher
(1983).
.ps version.
The Guard Ring of a Streamer Chamber
(Oct 1, 1983).
.ps version.
The Amp Clamp
(Apr 19, 1983).
.ps version.
Spin-Orbit Coupling in the Earth-Moon System
(Nov 2, 1982).
.ps version.
Transparencies from a colloquium:
Does Quantum Mechanics Require
Superluminal Connections?
(Dec 3, 1981). The answer is NO!
Transverse Waves on an Inelastic Rotating
String
(Dec 1, 1980). .ps version.
Transverse Waves on an Inelastic Vertical
String
(Nov 30, 1980). .ps version.
Greek Temple Seisomograph
(Sep 1, 1980). .ps version.
The Shape of Tokomak Coils
(May 17, 1980). .ps version.
Ĉerenkov Radiation in a Dielectric
Wave Guide
(Sep 30, 1979). .ps version.
Self-Induced Transparency
(May 3, 1979).
.ps version.
Wave Amplification in a Magnetic Medium
(May 1, 1979).
.ps version.
The Force on an Antenna Array
(May 1, 1979).
.ps version.
Radiated Power Distribution in the Far Zone of a Moving
Charge
(Apr 24, 1979).
.ps version.
Electron Trajectories in a Vacuum Coaxial Cable
(April 17, 1979). Comment about Lorentz force accelerators (MPD's) added
Feb. 2008.
.ps version.
Gauging Away Polarization States of Waves
(Apr 14, 1979).
.ps version.
Neutral Pion Decay
(Sep 15, 1976). .ps version.
Properties of the Maximum Likelihood
Method
(Aug 5, 1971), CALT-68-321.
Polarization Precession
(Jan 14, 1970). .ps version.
CALT-68-236.
Floating Wire Simulation of the Trajectory of a
Charged Particle in a Magnetic Field
(Sep 1, 1969).
.ps version.
A Solution to the Problem
of Apollonius
(May 19, 1964).
Extension into Three Dimensions of the
Classical Problem of Apollonius
(1963).
Ph101
Ph101 Laboratory Manual, Fall 1996:
Introduction to Ph101 Laboratory.
Lab 1, Precision Estimates.
Lab 2, Newton's First and Second
Laws for Linear Motion.
Lab 3, Motion in Two Dimensions.
Lab 4, The Behavior of a Simple
Pendulum and a Precision Measurement of g.
Lab 5, The Physics of Rotating
Bodies.
Lab 6, The Physics of Springs.
Lab 7, Physics in Collision.
Lab 8, Friction in Fluids.
Ph101 2008
Learning Guide, Fall
2008.
Ph101 2009
Laboratory Manual Fall
2009.
Ph101 2012
Laboratory Manual Fall
2012.
Ph101 2013
Laboratory Manual Fall
2013.
Ph101 2014
Laboratory Manual Fall
2014.
Ph103
2009 Ph103 Laboratory
Manual.
2010 Ph103/105 Laboratory Manuals:
Entire Manual.
Introduction.
Lab 1: Motion in Two Dimensions.
Lab 2: Forces in Fluids.
Lab 3: Collisions in Two Dimensions.
Lab 4: Rolling Friction.
Lab 5: Rotational Motion.
Lab 6: A Precision Measurement of g.
.xls sheet for Lab 6.
Lab 7: Coupled Pendula and Normal Modes.
.xls sheet for Lab 7.
Lab 8: The Speed of Sound and Specific Heats
of Gases.
Lab Manual Appendices.
Ph103 Laboratory
Troubleshooting Manual
(mainly for AI's).
Ph104 Laboratory Manuals.
Spring 2004.
Ph104 Laboratory Manual
Introduction.
Lab 1, Exploring Electrostatics
with an Electroscope.
Lab 2, More Studies with an
Electroscope.
Lab 3, Resistors, Capacitors,
DC Circuits, and RC Circuits.
Lab 4, e/m of the Electron,
Measurement of μ_{0}.
Lab 5, Make and Test a Motor.
Lab 6, Oscilloscope, Signal Generator
and Filters.
Lab 7, RLC Circuits.
Lab 8, Geometrical Optics, Optical
Instruments.
Lab 9, Physical Optics: Interference
and Diffraction.
Lab 10, Diode Rectifier and
Transistor AC Amplifier.
Lab 11, AM Radio.
Instructions for
Laboratory Instructors.
Ph205, Mechanics.
Lecture 1, Review of the Principles of
Elementary Mechanics.
Lecture 2, Mechanics of a System of Particles.
Lecture 3, Development of a General Method,
Lagrange's Equations.
Lecture 4, Examples of Lagrange's Method.
Lecture 5, Calculus of Variations.
Lecture 6, More About Lagrange's Equations.
Lecture 7, Impulses.
Lecture 8, Small Oscillations About
Equilibrium.
Lecture 9, Central Forces.
Lecture 10, Central Forces, II.
Lecture 11, Mechanical Similarity, Virial
Theorem, Collisions.
Lecture 12, Scattering.
Lecture 13, More About Oscillations.
Lecture 14, Coupled Oscillations.
Lecture 15, Nonlinear Oscillations.
Lecture 16, Accelerated Coordinate Systems.
Lecture 17, Motion of a Rigid Body.
Lecture 18, Motion of a Rigid Body with No
External Torques.
Lecture 19, Motion of a Spinning Top
Including Gravity.
Lecture 20, Rolling without Slipping,
Hamiltonian Methods.
Lecture 21, Wave Motion.
Lecture 22, Standing Waves.
Lecture 23, Traveling Waves.
Lecture 24, Water Waves.
Lecture 26, Solitons.
Problem Set 1,
Solutions.
Problem Set 2,
Solutions.
Problem Set 3,
Solutions.
Problem Set 4,
Solutions.
Problem Set 5,
Solutions.
Problem Set 6,
Solutions.
Problem Set 7,
Solutions.
Problem Set 8,
Solutions.
Problem Set 9,
Solutions.
Problem Set 10,
Solutions.
Problem Set 11,
Solutions.
Problem Set 12,
Solutions.
Final Exam, 1981.
Final Exam, 1983.
Final Exam, 1989,
Solution.
Final Exam, 1990,
Solution.
Ph304, Electrodynamics, Problem
Sets. MKSA units are employed.
Set 1, .ps version.
Set 2, .ps version.
Set 3, .ps version.
Set 4, .ps version.
Set 5, .ps version.
Set 6, .ps version.
Set 7, .ps version.
Set 8, .ps version.
Set 9, .ps version.
Set 10, .ps version.
Set 11, .ps version.
Set 12, .ps version.
Midterm exam, 2002,
.ps version.
Midterm exam, 2003,
.ps version.
Final exam, 2002,
.ps version.
Final exam, 2003,
.ps version.
Ph406, Elementary
Particle Physics.
Lecture notes from Ph529.
2014 Problem Sets:
Set 1.
Solutions.
Set 2.
Solutions.
Set 3.
Solutions.
Set 4.
Solutions.
Set 5.
Solutions.
Set 6.
Solutions.
Set 7.
Solutions.
Set 8.
Solutions.
Set 9.
Solutions.
Set 10.
Solutions.
Set 11.
Solutions.
Set 12.
Solutions.
Old problem sets, including some nuclear physics:
Set 1 (Feb 1993).
Set 2 (Feb 1993).
Set 3 (Feb 1993).
Set 4 (March 1992).
Set 5 (March 1993).
Set 6 (March 1993).
Set 7 (April 1993).
Set 8 (April 1992).
Set 8 (April 1993).
Set 9 (April 1993, overlaps with set 8 of
1992).
Set 10 (May 1993).
Final Exam (May 1992).
Solutions.
Ph410, Physics of Quantum
Computation.
Course advertisement.
Text/reference for the course is M.A. Nielsen and I.L. Chuang,
Quantum Computation and Quantum Information (Cambridge U.P., 2000).
A compendium of research papers relevant to the course.
Ph410 Problems (with solutions. These extensive
24 problems constituted the course.)
Reflections of a (Skeptical) Experimental High-Energy
Physicist after Teaching a Course on Quantum Computation
(Feb 24, 2006).
Ph206/501, Electrodynamics,
Lectures and Problem Sets.
In my opinion,
the Graduate Preliminary Exam should cover the material of Lectures 1-16
(problem sets 1-8), while that of lectures 17-26
(sets 9-12) goes beyond the core minimum. Gaussian units are employed.
Lecture 1, Overview of
Maxwell's Equations; Electrostatics.
Additional examples:
Motion of a Point Charge Near an Electric Dipole.
On the Nature of the Molecular Forces
which regulate the Constitution of the Luminferous Ether, S. Earnshaw,
Trans. Camb. Phil. Soc. 7, 97 (1839).
Lecture 2, Conductors and
Dielectrics.
Lecture 3, Electrostatic
Energy, Maxwell Stress Tensor.
Additional examples:
A Paradox Concerning the Energy of A Dipole
in a Uniform External Field,
Energy Balance in an Electrostatic
Accelerator.
Lecture 4, Potential Theory:
Image Methods, 2-D Problems with Rectangular Boundaries.
Additional examples:
Green's Function for a Conducting Plane with a
Hemispherical Boss,
Two Conducting Spheres at the Same Potential,
Notes on Electrostatic Wire Grids.
Lecture 5, Potential Theory:
2-D Problems with Cylindrical and Spherical Boundaries.
Additional examples:
The Guard Ring of a Streamer Chamber,
A Conducting Checkerboard.
Lecture 6, Potential Theory:
3-D Problems with Cylindrical Boundaries; Conducting Needles, Spheroids,
Disks; Use of Conjugate Functions.
Additonal examples:
Capacitance of a Thin Conducting Disk and of
Conducting Spheroids,
Conducting Ellipsoid and Circular Disk,
Conducting Spherical Shell with a Circular
Orifice,
Using Conformal Maps to Explore the Potential of Wire
Grids.
Lecture 7, Steady Currents;
Magnetostatics.
Additional examples:
Currents in a Conducting Sheet with a Hole.
Resistance of a Disk,
The Laser Driven Vacuum Photodiode,
Floating Wire Simulation of the Trajectory of a
Charged Particle in a Magnetic Field,
The Helical Wiggler.
Lecture 8, Sources of the
Magnetic field; Magnetic Materials.
Additional examples:
Magnetic Field in a Time-Dependent Capacitor,
Methods of Calculating Forces on Rigid
Magnetic Media,
Diamagnetic Levitation,
The Levitron.
Lecture 9, Faraday's Law.
Additional examples:
Pitching Pennies into a Magnet,
The Amp Clamp,
Noncontact Measurement of the Tension of a Wire,
Electromagnetic Fields of a Rotating Shell
of Charge,
The Barnett Experiment with a Rotating Solenoid
Magnet.
Lecture 10, Electromagnetic
Energy, Momentum and Angular Momentum; Inductance.
Additional examples:
On the Transfer of Energy in the
Electromagnetic Field, J.H. Poynting, Phil. Mag. 175, 343 (1884),
Hidden Momentum in a Coaxial Cable,
Electromagnetic Field Energy,
Feynman Cylinder Paradox,
Canonical Angular Momentum of a Solenoid Field,
A Neutrino Horn Based on a Solenoid Lens.
McKenna's Paradox: Charged Particle Exiting the
Side of A Solenoid Magnet.
Lecture 11, Introduction to
Electromagnetic Waves.
Additional examples:
A Bounded Source Can't Emit a Unipolar Electromagnetic
Pulse,
The Transverse Momentum of an Electron in a Wave,
Classical "Dressing" of a Free Electron in a
Plane Electromagnetic Wave,
The Radiofrequency Quadrupole.
Lecture 17, Optics and
Diffraction; Gaussian Laser Beams. [I now think that a "short" course on
E&M should include some mention of Gaussian laser beams. Lecture 17 gives
more than a minimal introduction to this topic.]
Additional examples:
Diffraction as a Consequence of Faraday's Law,
Radial Dependence of Radiation from a Bounded Source,
Gaussian Laser Beams via Oblate Spheroidal
Waves,
Gaussian Laser Beams with Radial Polarization,
.pdf version with high-res figures.
Transparencies with high-res figures,
Time-Reversed Diffraction,
Bessel Beams.
Lecture 12, Plane Waves in
Dielectric Media.
Additional examples:
Group Velocity,
Laser Tweezers,
Slow Light,
Negative Group Velocity,
An Electrostatic Wave,
Magnetostatic Spin Waves.
Lecture 25, Lasers from a
Classical Perspective.
[Lectures 25 and 26 are extensions of Lecture 12 beyond the core cirriculum.]
Additional examples:
Wave Amplification in a Magnetic Medium,
Self-Induced Transparency,
Self Trapping of Optical Beams.
Lecture 26, Solitons.
Lecture 13, Plane Waves in
Conducting Media.
Additional examples:
Impedance Matching of Transmission Lines,
Distortionless Transmission Line,
An Off-Center "Coaxial" Cable,
The Grating Accelerator,
Polarization Dependence of Emissivity.
Lecture 14, Waves in Boxes and
Pipes.
Additional examples:
An RF Cavity in Which Transverse Fields Grow Linearly with
Radius,
Ĉerenkov Radiation in a Dielectric
Wave Guide.
Lecture 15, Sources of the
Waves -- The Retarded Potentials.
Additional examples:
The Relation between Expressions for Time-Dependent
Electromagnetic Fields given by Jefimenko and by Panofsky and Phillips,
The Electromagnetic Fields Outside a Wire That Carries
a Linearly Rising Current,
The Fields Outside a Solenoid with a Time-Dependent
Current.
Lecture 16, Multipole
Radiation, Antennas, Scattering.
Additional examples:
The Forces of Electrical
Oscillations
Treated According to Maxwell's Theory, H. Hertz, Nature, 39, 402 (1889).
Radiation in the Near Zone of a Hertzian Dipole,
Magnetars,
A Phased Antenna Array,
A Parallelogram Loop Antenna,
Small Fractal Antennas,
Isotropic Radiators,
Radiation from an AC Voltage Source,
Can an Antenna Be Cut Into Pieces (Without Affecting
Its Radiation)?.
Lecture 22b, The
Radiation Reaction.
Additional examples:
Limits on the Applicability of Classical
Electromagmetic Fields as Inferred from the Radiation Reaction,
Hawking-Unruh Radiation and Radiation of
a Uniformly Accelerated Charge,
The Radiation Reaction Force and the Radiation
Resistance of Small Antennas.
Lecture 23, Interaction
of Radiation with Matter -- Microscopic View.
Lecture 18, Special
Relativity. The 4-Potential of a Moving Charge.
Lecture 19, Other Force
Fields. Significance of Gauge Invariance. Fields of a Moving Charge.
Additional examples:
Vector Gravity.
Lecture 20, Relativistic
Radiation Effects: Bremsstrahlung. Synchrotron Radiation.
Additional examples:
Notes on Synchrotron Radiation,
Measurement of Pulsewidth via
Correlations in Intensity Fluctuations,
Classical Radiation Processes
in the Weizsäcker-Williams Approximation,
Hertzian Dipole Radiation via the
Weizsäcker-Williams Method,
The Weizsäcker-Williams Approximation to Trident
Production in Electron-Photon Collisions.
Lecture 21, Relativistic
Radiation Effects: Ĉerenkov Radiation. Transition Radiation.
Additional examples:
Ĉerenkov Radiation in a Dielectric
Wave Guide,
Observation of Interference between Ĉerenkov
and Synchrotron Radiation,
Radiation from a Superluminal Source,
Synchrotron-Ĉerenkov Radiation.
Lecture 22, Electromagnetic
Mass. Radiation Reaction.
Additional examples:
An exchange of letters on
electromagnetic field momentum.
Lecture 24, Mechanics and
Electromagnetism.
Additional examples:
Onoochin's Paradox.
Ph501 Problem sets:
Set 1, .ps version.
(For lectures 1 and 2).
Set 2, .ps version.
(For lectures 3 and 4).
Set 3, .ps version.
(For lectures 5 and 6).
Set 4, .ps version.
(For lectures 7 and 8).
Set 5, .ps version.
(For lectures 9 and 10).
Set 6, .ps version.
(For lectures 11 and 12).
Set 7, .ps version.
(For lectures 13 and 14).
Set 8, .ps version.
(For lectures 15 and 16).
[No solutions are given for Sets 9-12.]
Set 9 (For lectures 17 and 18).
Set 10 (For lectures 19 and 20).
Set 11 (For lectures 21 and 22).
Set 12 (For lectures 23 and 24).
Midterm exam, Oct. 2000,
.ps version.
Ph529, Elementary Particle
Physics.
These lectures, written in the 1980's, give a sense of how the Standard Model
came to be.
Lecture 1, Why High Energy?
Lecture 2, History: The Strong Interaction.
Lecture 3, History: Electromagnetic and Weak
Interactions.
A Simplifed View of the Higgs-Yukawa Mechanism.
Lecture 4, Detecting Elementary Particles.
Lecture 5, The Electromagnetic Structure of
Matter.
Lecture 6, Elastic Scattering of Electrons
and Hadrons.
Lecture 7, continuation of Lecture 6.
Lecture 8, Inelastic Electron Scattering.
Lecture 9, Invariance Principles and
Conservation Laws.
Lecture 10, Charge Conjugation, Isospin,
etc.
Lecture 11, 3-Body Decays, Partial-Wave
Analysis.
Lecture 12, Phenomenology of the Strong
Interaction at High Energies.
Lecture 13, The Quark Model.
Lecture 14, The Quark Model, II.
Lecture 15, Heavy Quark States.
Lecture 16, The Weak Interaction.
Lecture 17, Weak Interactions, II.
Lecture 18, CP Violation.
CP Violation in the B-Meson System.
A Primer on CP Violation in the B-Meson System.
Lecture 19, Neutrino Interactions.
Do Neutrino Oscillations Conserve Energy?
Lecture 20, The Need for a Better Theory.
Lecture 21, The Glashow-Weinberg-Salam Model.
Lecture 22, Test of the
Glashow-Salam-Weinberg Model.
Lecture 23, Quantum Chromodynamics.
Lecture 24, Speculations.
Links
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The Feynman Lectures
on Physics.
Notes from a course by Feynman on
Advanced Quantum Mechanics (1966).
Notes from a course by Feynman on
Solid State Physics (1967).
Notes from a course by Feynman on
Relativistic Quantum Mechanics (1967).
Gerard 't Hooft's site on
how to become a theoretical physicist in your "spare" time.
Download an interactive
Radiation Simulator,
by Tsumoru Shintake.
Version on my site.
Click on image near bottom of page. I recommend turning
off the auxiliary windows, and turning on "Plot Wavefront" under "View",
"Field Plot."
Note that you can set the velocity of the charge to be greater
than 1 => faster than light.
--- The classic textbook illustration of how yanking a charge causes radiation
can be nicely simulated by choosing "Setup", "Trajectory", Line", velocity = 0.1,
start = -0.05, stop = 0.05.
--- For a dipole radiator, try "Setup", "Trajectory", "Dipole Oscillation",
velocity = 0.8, amplitude = 0.02.
--- For Ĉerenkov radiation, try "Setup", "Trajectory", Line", velocity = 1.5,
start = -1.0, stop = 1.0. You may want to turn off "Plot Electric Field Lines"
for this.
A collection of Java applets
on physics.
The Karlsruhe Physics Course.
Why an Antenna Radiates, by Ken Macleish. Caveat Emptor.
Thinking about Physics, from U. Amherst.
Physics Central, from the APS.
MIT Physics 8.07, E&M, course page.
Harvard Physics 153, E&M, course page.
Chaos on the Web, Caltech PH161, by Michael Cross.
The Chaos Hypertextbook.
Applications of Classical Physics, Caltech PH136, by Roger Blandford,
Kip Thorne and David Stevenson.
Modern Problems in Classical Electrodynamics, by Charles A. Brau.
Elektrodynamik, by Martin Zirnbauer. Maxwell's
equations via chains and differential forms (2.4MB, in German).
.pdf version.
Other physics courses from U. Cologne.
Physics Problem of the Week, from David Morin.
Physics Questions/Problems, from Yakov Kantor.
Physics Problems by Akakii Melikidze.
The delightful
Math Pages includes a
Physics page.
Boston Area Undergraduate Physics Competition.
The Physics Professor's Ultimate Resources.
Physics Quiz by Juergen Giesen.
Visual Physics Question of the Week.
Physics Problems by University of Oregon Physics Students.
Duke Physics Challenges by Henry Greenside.
Physics of the Outdoors by Steven van Roode.
The Auto-Mechanics of Newton's Laws of Motion.
The Last Word by New Scientist magazine.
Physics Articles, from the Nobel Foundation.
General Interest Articles, from NIST.
Links to
Educational Sites, from LBNL.
ProSEDS. NASA web on power generation by a satellite tether.
The Great Magnet, the Earth. NASA web page on planetary magnetism.
When North Goes South. LANL web page on terrestrial magnetism.
AetherCzar, electromagnetic blog by H.G.~Schantz.
The Sand Mouse Web Page.
GrayLit Network, access to US government technical reports.
The Museum of Hoaxes.
The Museum of
Unworkable Devices.
Ideal Scientific
Equipment.
"The Alternative
View" by John G. Cramer.
Quantum Philosopy Theories.
Kirk T. McDonald
kirkmcd@princeton.edu
Tel: +1-609-258-6608
Fax: +1-609-258-6360