as of 7/3/2020 |

**ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM I** |

Country - Partner Institution - Programs: | Hong Kong - Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) - 'Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)' |

UC Course Subject | Physics |

Number & Suffix: | 133 A |

Full UC Title: | ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM I |

Transcript Title: | ELECT & MAGNETISM |

UC QTR Units - Division: | 4.5 - Upper Division |

Course Description: | This course provides a more mathematical approach than the first year courses on the same topic. The electromagnetic phenomena covered and the mathematical tools introduced are important in a wide range of technological areas. The course starts with a review on the important mathematical concepts such as vector calculus. In the following, these concepts are applied to electrostatics in vacuum and in matter. In the third chapter, special techniques for solving electrostatic problems such as the Laplace’s equation are discussed. The second half of the course examines the relation between currents and magnetic fields and the effect of magnetic fields in matter. It explores the phenomena of magnetism in the framework of the concepts of bound currents and, finally, introduces, in detail, the Maxwell Equations in vacuum and in matter. In the end, we have a brief look on electromagnetic waves.
Text: Griffiths, David J., INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRODYNAMICS.
Assessment: assignments (10%), midterm exam (35%), final exam (45%). |

Language of Instruction: | English |

Partner Title: | ELECTRICITY & MAGNETISM I |

Partner University Department: | Physics |

Partner University Course Number: | PHYS3033 |