Electrostatics and Magnetism

Electrostatics and Magnetism
Classical theory of static electric and magnetic fields.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPHSCS 220 & PHSCS 318
 TaughtFall, Spring
 ProgramsContaining PHSCS 441
Course Outcomes

Vector Calculus

Demonstrate the ability to apply the concepts of vector calculus as used in Maxwell's equations.

Integrating Static Sources

Demonstrate the ability to integrate over a source distribution to calculate time-independent fields and potentials for both electricity and magnetism. Also demonstrate the ability to use Gauss's law and Amperes law to find electric and magnetic fields in symmetric situations.

Image Charges and Currents

Demonstrate the ability to use vacuum harmonics, image charges, and image currents to solve for time-independent electric and magnetic potentials and fields.

Material Influences

Demonstrate the ability to calculate electric and magnetic fields in the presence of matter which can be electrically and magnetically polarized, including the ability to solve problems involving torques and potential energies of electric and magnetic dipoles.