**Duration:** 21 weeks.

**Number of lectures per week:** 3

**Assessment:**

**End-of-year Examination:** One 3-hour examination

**Description: **
Course 432 on classical field theory is approached from a
Lagrangian viewpoint. In that sense it is a natural continuation from
the S.F. course in Lagrangian and Hamiltonian dynamics. Classical, in
this context, means non-quantized; the course will mostly be concerned with
relativistic fields, and some background in special relativity is
expected.

A substantial part of the course will be devoted to classical electro-dynamics, treated covariantly with emphasis on radiation and the propagation of energy-momentum. The range of topics in electro-dynamics and the level of treatment will correspond to the latter part of J.D. Jackson's book on Classical Electro-dynamics.

Jun 10, 1998