                    Title    Electromagnetism   Author    Paul Abbott
 Organization: University of Western Australia
 Department: Physics
 URL: http://www.uwa.edu.au/people/paul.c.abbott   Education level    College   Objectives    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.   Materials    • Introduction to Electrodynamics by Griffiths
• Electromagnetism: Principles and Applications by Lorrain and Corson
• Volume 2 of The Feynman Lectures on Physics   Description    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
• Introduction
• 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
• 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 Biot-Savart 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
• Definitions
• Examples
Appendix B: Dirac's Delta Function
• Examples
• Definition
• Sequence
• Three Dimensions   Subject     Science > Physics > Electromagnetism   URL    http://physics.uwa.edu.au/information_for/current/second_year/electromagnetism       