- After completing this course, the student understands the structure and key concepts of classical electrostatic and magnetostatic theory. For electrostatics, this includes Coulomb's law, divergence and curl of the electric field, electric potential, multipole expansion of the electric potential, polarization, bound charge, electric displacement, energy of the electric field. For magnetostatics, it includes the Lorentz force law, the Biot-Savart law, divergence and curl of the magnetic field, magnetic vector potential, multipole expansion of the vector potential.
- The student is able to apply this knowledge, along with methods such as the method of images and separation of variables, to solve problems in electrostatics and magnetostatics. (The level is defined by the book by Griffiths that is used).
- The student is able to write simple computer programs to solve problems related to calculating electric and magnetic fields in various "static" situations.
|Electricity and Magnetism 1B; Electricity and Magnetism 2B; Calculus B|
|This course will be taught in English|