PHYS 532 Classical Electrodynamics
PHYS 532 (Spring 2018)
Coil+field configuration of JET torus
Crab Nebula: optical and X-rays
Solar prominence magnetic field loops
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A full description of the course, including
a detailed syllabus, assessment, and classroom and grading policies,
is provided in the
Official Rice Syllabus for PHYS 532, Spring 2018.
Students are expected to have read it in entirety by the end of the first
week of classes.
Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 11.00am - 11.50am. Location: Room 251, Mechanical Laboratory.
Monday & Wednesday, 1.30pm - 3.00pm.
The Classical Theory of Fields,
by Lev D. Landau and Evgeny M. Lifshitz.
Dr. Matthew G. Baring
Herman Brown Hall, Room 366
Telephone: (713) 348-2983
Email: baring at rice.edu
- Schematic of the current coil and magnetic field configuration at the Joint European Torus
(JET) tokamak fusion reactor
EUROfusion web pages
- Montage of Hubble Space Telescope (optical) and Chandra X-ray Observatory images of the
magnetohydrodynamic synchrotron nebula surrounding the Crab Pulsar:
HubbleSite Image Gallery
- TRACE (Transition Region and Coronal Explorer) image of EUV emission from
coronal magnetic field loops (prominences) above the solar photosphere:
TRACE image archive (Stanford)