Electric and Magnetic Fields


Course Description

In this course the concept of a field is introduced, where actions or forces can be transfered between particles without physical contact. The course deals with both electric and magnetic fields. As a tool to deal with the subject vector analysis is studied, where theories like the divergence and Stoke theorems are explained. The core of the course is the study of static electric and magnetic fields. The static electric fields include the following: Coulomb's and Gauss's laws, electric potential, dielectrics and electrostatic energy. Solutions to different electrostatic problems are employed throughout the course. Before dealing with the static magnetic field, the current which act as a macroscopic source of magnetic field is studied through analyzing the simple laws like charge continuity, ohm's law, and Kirchoff's laws. Finally the static magnetic field is introduced through: Biot-Savart law, magnetic materials, inductance and magnetic energy.

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