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PHY 102: Electromagnetism (3 Credit)

Course Contents:

To learn basics of modern physics including basic quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, solid state physics and nuclear physics

Course Contents:

Electrostatics:Coulomb’s Law, Gauss’s law (integral and differential form) and its applications, Electric potential, Laplace’s and Poisson’s equations (no solutions), Energy of a charge distribution, , Boundary conditions, Conductors, The uniqueness theorem (statement only), Method of images, Field and Potential due to dipole. Multipole expansion, Polarization in a dielectric, vectors D, P and E, linear dielectrics, force on dielectrics.

Electric currents: Line, surface and volume currents and current densities, electrical conductivity and Ohm’s law, equation of continuity, energy dissipation. Motion of charged particles in electric and magnetic fields

Magnetostatics: Biot-Savart and Ampere’s law, divergence and curl of B, integral and differential forms of Ampere’s law, vector potential, Boundary conditions, Magnetic dipoles, Multipole expansion, magnetization in materials, H, B and M, Dia-, para- and ferro-magnetism, B and H in bar-magnet.

Electrodynamics: Electromagnetic induction, motional emf and Faraday’s law, inductance and energy in magnetic field, the displacement current, Maxwell’s equations.

Maxwell's equations: Wave equation, plane, spherical, cylindrical and beam like solutions of the wave equation.

Electromagnetic Wave: EM wave in vacuum and dielectrics, Poynting’s theorem, Reflection, transmission, refraction of EM wave

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