PHY-422: Electricity and Magnetism II

Review of vector algebra and calculus (Grad, div, curl in several coordinate systems, Surface and volume integrals, integral theorems)
Basic electrostatics (Coulomb's law, Electric field, Potential, Charge distributions, conductors, Gauss' law, Laplace and Poisson equations)
Laplace's equation in two variables (Boundary conditions, separation of variables, Fourier series, harmonic functions)
Dielectric media (Displacement field, polarization, Susceptibility, permittivity, dielectric constant)
Electrostatic energy (Discrete and continuous charge distributions, Force-energy relations)
Conductive media (Current and current density, continuity equation, Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's laws)
Basic magnetostatics (Lorentz force, Force and torque on currents, Biot-Savart law, Ampere's law, Fields of current distributions)
Magnetic media (Magnetic moments, magnetization, Susceptibility, permeability)
Induction (Faraday's law, Lenz's law, Self- and mutual-inductance, Transformers, circuits)
Maxwell's equations (Displacement current, Wave equation, plane-wave solutions, Poynting vector, energy).
Level: 
Undergraduate
Credits: 
3
Prerequisites: 
PHYSIC 152 or 283; MATH 233
Corequisites: 
none
Semester(s) offered: 
Spring

Course Schedules

Semester Sec Instructor Times / Rm
Spring 2018
1
Andrea Pocar
MWF 10:10-11:00am
HAS 113
Spring 2017
1
Andrea Pocar
MWF 10:10-11:00am
HAS 138
Spring 2016
1
Andrea Pocar
MWF 10:10
HASA 124
Spring 2015 Carlo Dallapiccola
MWF 10:10-11:00
HAS 124
Spring 2014
1
Carlo Dallapiccola
MWF 10:10
HASA 113
Spring 2013
1
MWF 10:10
HASA 113
Spring 2012
1
Lorenzo Sorbo
MWF 10:10
HASA 113
Spring 2011
1
MWF 10:10
HASA 113
Spring 2010
1
Christian Santangelo
MWF 10:10
HASA 113
Spring 2009
1
Christian Santangelo
MWF 10:10
LGRT 111