Course Description

In this course, electrostatics including electric field, Gauss’s law, electric potential, work and energy and properties of conductors will be first introduced. Laplace’s equation, method of images, separation of variables and multipole expansion will be studied for calculating potentials. Electric field will be revisited for dielectric materials. Magnetic force and field will then be studied by Lorentz force law and Biot-Savart law. Properties of magnetic materials for diamagnetism, paramagnetism and ferromagnetism will be discussed. The properties of electromagnetic waves in conductors and nonconducting materials will be discussed.