Fundamental Physics B-E2

Numbering Code U-LAS12 10006 LE57 Year/Term 2021 ・ Second semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Lecture
Target Year Mainly 1st year students Target Student For science students
Language English Day/Period Thu.4
Instructor name BANERJEE, Amit (Graduate School of Engineering Senior Lecturer)
Outline and Purpose of the Course This course aims to introduce basic concepts of electro-magnetic theory, which plays a fundamental role in many areas of physics and engineering.
Course Goals (1) To inculcate fundamental concepts of electromagnetism, (2) To encourage practical problem solving and provide necessary mathematical tools, (3) To appreciate the foundational role of these concepts in theoretical and applied physics, (4) To provide a pedestal for students to acquire advanced knowledge on the subject in future
Schedule and Contents 1. Electrostatics: Coulomb's law of electrostatic interaction; electric field and Gauss's law; review of vector analysis; divergence and curl of electric field; electrostatic potential, Dipole and multipole-expansion; electric field in conductors and dielectrics (5 weeks)

2. Magnetism: Lorentz force law; relation between current and magnetic field; Biot-Savart law and Ampere's law; divergence and curl of magnetic field; concept of vector potential; current loop and magnetic dipole; magnetic field in matter (3 weeks)

3. Electrodynamics: electric current, Resistor, capacitor, and Kichhoff's law, magnetic induction and inductors; series and parallel combination of resistors and capacitors; DC and AC; RC and LCR circuits (3 weeks)

4. Electromagnetic wave: Introduction to Maxwell's equation and electromagnetic wave propagation (3 weeks)

5. Feedback(1 Week)
Evaluation Methods and Policy ‘Direct instruction method' of teaching will be mostly followed; however, active participation of students during lecture will be encouraged.

Evaluation procedure: active participation and quizzes (15 points), two assignments (20 points each), and one examination (45 points)

- Short quizzes (consisting of 5-10 multiple choice questions) will be conducted after each topic is completed (total 4), and top two scores will be considered for grading. Dates for quizzes will be announced in advance and the purpose is to check your understanding of fundamental concepts.
- Assignments will be based on problem sets. Ample time (1-2 weeks) will be provided for submission. It is mandatory to submit both assignments.
- ‘Active participation' in the course includes times during lectures, office hours; and your interest in the course, in general
- Absence in 5 or more classes may be considered a basis for failure to pass the course
Course Requirements Basic understanding of high-school physics and calculus. Some understanding of vector analysis will be advantageous.
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Following study materials and working on problem sets
Textbooks Textbooks/References Introduction to Electrodynamics, David J. Griffiths, (Cambridge University Press), ISBN:978-1108420419
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