







Electromagnetism






Organization:  University of Western Australia 






College






The second year undergraduate physics course consists of 13 lectures. The combination of vector calculus and wave physics can often be difficult when first encountered. A good way to gain confidence is to apply them in problems. Mathematica is used as the vehicle for the course notes and assignments and is used both as a calculation and visualization tool.






Recommended reading:  Introduction to Electrodynamics by Griffiths
 Electromagnetism: Principles and Applications by Lorrain and Corson
 Volume 2 of The Feynman Lectures on Physics






This course provides both an introduction to Electromagnetism and to Mathematica. A large proportion of the students taking this course use Mathematica to complete the assignments. Topics: These lecture notes are based on notes by Dr Tom R. Marsh of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Southampton. Introduction:  Aims
 Structure
 References
 Assessment
 Notes
 Conventions
Gradients and potentials:  Introduction
 The gradient
 Summary
Gauss' Law, Gauss' Theorem and divergence:  Introduction
 Coulomb's to Gauss' Law Applying Gauss' Law
 Calculating the divergence
 Poisson's equation, Laplace's equation, and Gauss' Theorem
 Summary
Faraday's Law, Stokes' Theorem and curl:  Introduction
 Faraday's Law of Induction
 Curl and Stokes' Theorem
 Differential version of Faraday's Law
 Calculating the curl
 General remarks on grad, div and curl
 Summary
Magnetic fields:  Magnetic fields
 Introduction
 The BiotSavart Law
 Amperes Circuital Law
 Summary
Electromagnetic Waves:  Introduction
 The displacement current
 Summary of Maxwell's Equations
 General properties of waves
 Wave equation from Maxwell's Equations
 Relations between fields and the wave vector
 Summary
 Vector field identities
Appendices Appendix A: Differential Operators Appendix B: Dirac's Delta Function  Examples
 Definition
 Sequence
 Three Dimensions












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