Electromagnetism has electric and magnetic fields as its basic fields and its study covers the generation of fields, the electric charges received from the field, electric currents and their movements. Field equations are differential equations of the field including differentials of time and space, and mathematical methods of vector calculus is heavily used to work with them mathematically. This course uses vector calculus and its logic carefully so that students will learn the comprehensive system of electromagnetism.
The aim of this course is for students to understand the basics of electromagnetism.
Students will be able to calculate the electromagnetic phenomena learned in the Fundamentals of Electromagnetism using vector calculus of the electromagnetic field and to understand the system of Maxwell's study of electromagnetism and the essential structure of its theory.
electric field, magnetic field, Maxwell equations
✔ Specialist skills | Intercultural skills | Communication skills | Critical thinking skills | Practical and/or problem-solving skills |
This course explains concepts using blackboards.
Course schedule | Required learning | |
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Class 1 | Gauss's theoremand Stokes's theorem | Understand vector analysis |
Class 2 | Maxwell's equations | Understand basic topics of Maxwell's equations |
Class 3 | Electromagnetic potentials and gauge transformation | Understand basic topics of Maxwell's equations |
Class 4 | Coulomb's law | Understand phenomena related to static electric field |
Class 5 | Multipole expansion of electrostatic potential | Understand phenomena related to static electric field |
Class 6 | Energy of static electric field | Understand phenomena related to static electric field |
Class 7 | Boundary problems | Understand phenomena related to static electric field |
Class 8 | Biot-Savart law | Understand phenomena related to static magnetic field |
Class 9 | Multipole expansion of vector potential | Understand phenomena related to static magnetic field |
Class 10 | Energy of static magnetic field | Understand phenomena related to static magnetic field |
Class 11 | Semi-static current and electromagnetic induction | Understand phenomena related to static magnetic field |
Class 12 | Interaction between charged particles and electromagnetic fields | Understand advanced topics of Maxwell's equations |
Class 13 | Conservation laws of energy and momentum | Understand advanced topics of Maxwell's equations |
Class 14 | Electromagnetic wave | Understand advanced topics of Maxwell's equations |
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Lecture notes will be distributed via OCW-i.
Shigenobu Sunagawa, "Theory of Electromangetism" (3rd ed., Kinokuniya, 1999)
Evaluated based on the final examination.
None.