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 2008
1
Christian Santangelo
MWF 10:10
TBA
Spring 2007
1
Monroe Rabin
MWF 10:10-11:00
LGRT 323
Spring 2006
1
Monroe Rabin
MWF 10:10-11:00
LGRT 111
Spring 2005 Monroe Rabin
MWF 10:10-11:00
LGRT 111
Spring 2004 Monroe Rabin
MWF 10:10
LGRT 111
Spring 2003 William Gerace
MWF 10:10
LGRT 111
Spring 2002 Monroe Rabin
MWF 10:10
LGRT 111
Spring 2001 Robert Guyer
MWF 10:10
Hasa 107