US Particle Accelerator School, Winter 2021
Classical Mechanics and Electromagnetism in Accelerator Physics course

This is a graduate-level for-credit course that was taught virtually from January 25 - February 19, 2021 as part of the USPAS program.

Jeffrey Eldred (Fermilab) served as primary instructor for Weeks 1 & 4, with Brandon Cathey (Fermilab) as TA.
Xiaobiao Huang (ANL) served as primary instructor for Weeks 2 & 3, with Minghao Song (SLAC) as TA.

The class syllabus is found on the USPAS website.
The course textbook is Classical Mechanics and Electromagnetism in Accelerator Physics, which is written based on the 2011 version of the course taught by Gennady Stupakov and Gregory Penn.

Class Lectures
Week 1: Classical Mechanics (Jeff Eldred)
Mn Oscillators
Tu Lagrangians & Hamiltonians
Wd Phase-space
Th Canonical Transformations
Fr Maps, IOTA concepts

Week 2: Electromagnetism (Xiaobiao Huang)
Mn Electrostatics
Tu Magnetostatics 1
Wd Magnetostatics 2
Th Maxwell's Equations
Fr Special Relativity 1

Week 3: Accelerator Physics (Xiaobiao Huang)
Mn Special Relativity 2
Tu Accelerator Hamiltonian
Wd Linear Accelerator Motion
Th Nonlinear Accelerator Resonances

Week 4: Intro to Advanced Topics (Jeff Eldred)
Mn Beams with Space-Charge
Tu Radiation from Charged Particles
Wd RF Cavities & Waveguides
Th Wakefield Effects

Video recordings of all class lectures available by request!
Please email jseldred@fnal.gov


Here is a fun photo of the Winter 2021 attendees.