2016 Fundamentals of Electromagnetism 2

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Course description and aims

Following Fundamentals of Electromagnetism 1, this course covers static magnetic fields, changing electromagnetic fields, Maxwell’s equations, and electromagnetic waves.

Electromagnetism is important for understanding nature, and is essential for the study of science, engineering, life sciences, and other specialized courses. Students will learn the basic laws of electromagnetism in vacuum, and their mathematical descriptions. This will allow them to understand general electromagnetic phenomena as well as allow them to solve general problems in electromagnetism.

Student learning outcomes

By completing this course, students will be able to:
1) Understand the concepts of induced electromotive force, induced electric field, self-induction, mutual induction, magnetic energy, displacement current, etc., correctly, and describe them mathematically.
2) Understand Gauss's law for magnetic flux density, Ampére’s law, Faraday's law and Maxwell-Ampére’s law correctly, and apply them to solve problems in electromagnetism.
3) Understand electromagnetic waves on the basis of Maxwell’s equations.
4) Find mathematical solutions to problems in electromagnetism expressed by the appropriate equations, and explain the physical meaning of said solutions.


Gauss's law, Ampére’s law, electromagnetic induction, Faraday's law, induced electromotive force, induced electric field, self-inductance, mutual inductance, magnetic energy, displacement current, Maxwell-Ampére’s law, Maxwell’s equations, electromagnetic waves

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Two-thirds of each class is devoted to fundamentals and the rest to advanced content or application. To allow students to get a good understanding of the course contents and practice application, problems related to the contents of this course are provided in Exercises in Physics II.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 textbook Electromagnetic induction, induced electric field, magnetic energy textbook exercise 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1
Class 2 reference book "Electromagnetism, Nakayama" p.200-205, and textbook p.121-123, displacement current textbook exercise 3.4.1, 3.5.1, problem 3.7, 3.11
Class 3 textbook p.214 and reference book (Nakayama) p.208-213 speed of light, Maxwell's equations (integral), cross (vector) product reference book (Nakayama) p.213, problem 1
Class 4 textbook p.127-p.130 Maxwell's equations (differential), electromagnetic waves I textbook problem 3.11, fig.3.14
Class 5 textbook p.118-120 and p.130-134 magnetic energy, electromagnetic energy textbook problem 3.13, 3.14
Class 6 Maxwell's stress, radiation pressure, LCR circuit reference book (Nakayama) p.80-81、p.220, p.184-188
Class 7 Entrance to quantum physics and theory of relativity (Lorenz transformation) reference book (Nakayama) p.227-232
Class 8 Fundamentals of optics and elementary particles Understand basic optics and the properties of elementary particles.


Electromagnetism by Hidekazu Tanaka (Baifu-kan)

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Electromagnetism by Masatoshi Nakayama (Shoka-bou)

Assessment criteria and methods

Learning achievement is evaluated by a final exam.

Related courses

  • LAS.P106 : Exercises in Physics II

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisites.

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