Course Objective: To teach students the effects of electric charges at rest and in motion. Both positive and negative charges produce force field which is called “electric field”. Moving charges produce current, which gives rise to another force field called “magnetic field”. The electromagnetic theory studies the behavior of the electric and magnetic fields.

Week Topic(s)

1- Units and Vector Analysis; Products of vectors, Orthogonal Coordinate Systems, Integrals of vector functions

2- Vector Analysis; Gradient of a scalar field, Divergence of a vector field, Helmholtz’s Theorem

3- Vector Analysis; Curl of a vector field, Stokes’s theorem, Null identities

4- Static Electric Fields; Postulates of electrostatics, Coulomb’s law, Gauss’s law and applications,

5- Static Electric Fields; Electric potential, dielectrics, flux, boundary conditions, capacitance, capacitors

6- Static Electric Fields; Electrostatic energy and forces

7- Solution of Electrostatic Problems; Poisson’s and Laplace’s equations

8- Solution of Electrostatic Problems; Method of images

9- Solution of Electrostatic Problems; Boundary value problems in Cartesian coordinates

10- Solution of Electrostatic Problems; Boundary value problems in Cylindrical coordinates, Boundary value problems in Spherical coordinates

11- Steady Electric Currents; current density, Ohm’s law, Boundary condition for current density,Equation of continuity and Kirchhoff’s law, power dissipation

12- Static Magnetic Fields; Postulates of Magnetostatics, Vector Magnetic Potential, Biot-Savart Law

13- Static Magnetic Fields; Magnetic dipole, Magnetic circuits, Boundary conditions for magnetostatic fields

14- Static Magnetic Fields; Magnetic energy, Magnetic forces and torques

Assesment: 50% Midterm, 50% Final exam.

Text Book: David K. Cheng, “Field and Wave Electromagnetics”, Addison Wesley Publishing Company, 1989.