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Physics 210

Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism

Credits:4

Length of Course: 14 weeks

Classroom Hours per Week:4 hours lectures, 2 hours laboratory

Prerequisites: Phys 120 (Electricity and Magnetism) and Math 213 (Calculus III)

Text: Griffiths, D.: Introduction to Electrodynamics, 4th Edition, Pearson, 2013. Chapters of the textbook relevant to the above topics are 1-7, 9.1 and 9.2.


Course Description:

An intermediate level course in electricity and magnetism. Topics include: vector analysis (divergence, gradient, curl, Gauss's and Stokes' theorems), electrostatics, magnetostatics, electromagnetic induction, alternating currents, Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic waves.


Course Outline:

Week Title
Week 1 Vector analysis: divergence, gradient, curl, Gauss's and Stokes' theorems
Week 2 Vector analysis: divergence, gradient, curl, Gauss's and Stokes' theorems
Week 3 Electrostatics: electric field, electric potential, work and energy
Week 4 Electrostatics: electric field, electric potential, work and energy
Week 5 Potentials
Week 6 Potentials
Week 7 Dielectrics: polarization, electric field in matter, linear dielectrics
Week 8 Magnetostatics: magnetic field, Lorentz force, Biot-Savart law and Ampère's law
Week 9 Magnetostatics: magnetic field, Lorentz force, Biot-Savart law and Ampère's law
Week 10 Magnetic materials: magnetization, magnetic field in matter, linear and nonlinear materials
Week 11 Alternating currents: electromotive force, electromagnetic induction, complex representation of AC circuits
Week 12 Alternating currents: electromotive force, electromagnetic induction, complex representation of AC circuits
Week 13 Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic waves: displacement current, Maxwell's equations, wave equation, Poynting vector
Week 14 Final Examination

Evaluation:

Quizzes 5%
Mid-term Exams 30%
Laboratory 15%
Final Exams 50%

Instructors:

Vladan Jovovic, B.Sc. (Belgrade), M.Sc. (Kragujevac), Ph.D. (Novi Sad)
Tara Todoruk, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Northern British Columbia)


Transferability: see www.bctransferguide.ca