This course is one of the three foundation PHYSICS courses for the first year of Engineering and Sciences undergraduates and seeks to provide the students with the basics of the electromagnetic paradigm. In addition, a thorough grounding in this course helps tackle many more courses in the undergraduate program involving applications of vector calculus and fields, flux, flow and potential in general.
Vector calculus; Electrostatic with full use of vector calculus calculation of electric fields, electrostatic potential and Laplace equation and uniqueness of its solution; Method of images; Energy in electrostatics; Introduction to multipole expansion, Dipole moment of a charge distribution, potential and field of a dipole, force and torque on a dipole in an electric field; Electrostatics in a medium, Displacement vector and boundary conditions, linear dielectrics, force on a dielctric; Magnetostatics with full use of vector calculus; Introduction to vector potential; Current densities, Lorentz force law, force and torque on a magnetic dipole in a magnetic field
Magnetostatics in a medium, magnetization, bound currents, magnetic field H, boundary condition on B and H, magnetic susceptibility, ferro, para and diamagnetism.; Faradays law, energy in magnetic field; Displacement current; Fields produced by time dependent electric and magnetic fields within quasistatic approximation; Maxwell's equations in vacuum and conducting and nonconducting medium,Energy in electromagnetic field, Poynting vector, plane electromagnetic waves; Refection and refraction of electromagnetic wave from a boundary, Brewster's angle, Fresnel's equations and total internal refection.
First year of Engineering and Sciences undergraduates