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Physics

ELECTRODYNAMICS


Content

  • Revision of vector algebra and vector calculus
  • Electrostatics:
    • Coulomb's law
    • the electric field
    • the divergence and curl of the electric field
    • Gauss's law
    • electric potential
    • work and energy in electrostatics
    • properties of conductors in electrostatic equilibrium
    • multipole expansion of the electrostatic potential
  • Electric fields in matter:
    • polarization
    • the field of a polarized object
    • electric displacement
    • linear dielectrics
  • Magnetostatics:
    • Lorentz force law
    • Biot-Savart law
    • the divergence and curl of the magnetic field
  • Electromagnetic induction:
    • Faraday's law
    • inductance
    • energy in magnetic fields
  • Maxwell's equations:
    • the Maxwell-Ampère law
    • interpretation of Maxwell's equations
Contact information
Prof André Venter
Associate Professor and Head of Department
Tel: +27 41 504 2579/4584
andre.venter@mandela.ac.za