Fall 2008

Electromagnetic Theory I

Listed in: Physics and Astronomy, as PHYS-47


David S. Hall (Section 01)


A development of Maxwell’s electromagnetic field equations and some of their consequences using vector calculus. Topics covered include: electrostatics, steady currents and static magnetic fields, time-dependent electric and magnetic fields, and the complete Maxwell theory, energy in the electromagnetic field, Poynting’s theorem, electromagnetic waves, and radiation from time-dependent charge and current distributions. Three class hours per week. Requisite: Physics 17 or 24 and Physics 27 or consent of the instructor. Fall semester. Professor Hall.