FISI 4068: Electromagnetism I


This is the first part of the one-year course in Electromagnetism for Physics majors, which covers electrostatics and magnetostatics. The electrostatic potential, divergence and curl of electric fields, electric potential. Conductors, boundary-value problems and techniques for calculating potentials. Dipole and multipole expansion of the electric potential, the electrostatics of dielectric materials. Electric current, Ohm's law, continuity equation. Magnetic fields, the Lorentz force law, the Biot-Savart and Ampere's laws. The diferential equations of magnetostatics, the vector potential, boundary-value problems. Magnetized media, the susceptibility and permeability, non-linear media and hysteresis.


3 credit hours.