course descriptioN

PHYS 312 (3-0-3) Electromagnetic Theory

Electric field and potential, Gauss's Law, multiple expansion, Laplace’s equation and solutions for simple systems, special methods of solving potential problems, dielectrics, boundary conditions, electrostatic energy, steady currents,, magnetic field of stationary current distributions, vector potential, e.m. induction, inductance, Maxwell’s equations, Poynting’s vector, plane e.m. waves.

Prerequisites:PHYS 216 or PHYS 217.