Course title
Physics: Electromagnetism

rajagopalan umamaheswari

dita puspita sari
Course description
This lecture introduces the fundamental understanding of electromagnetism which is in concept built by the Gauss’s law for electricity and magnetism, Faraday’s law, and Ampere’s law. In detail, the lectures will focus on electricity and magnetism before and after the midterm, respectively. The students will understand that nowadays technologies are basically developed by the concept of electromagnetism. Therefore, the students will not only practice to solve basic problems in the electromagnetism but also be introduced to the unified equation for the electricity and magnetism, namely Maxwell equations, and its application to explain the wider physics concepts.
Purpose of class
To understand the concept of electromagnetism in which electric and magnetic field shall induce each other carried by photon. Fundamentally, students shall understand the electricity and magnetism, including the Physical laws governing them and many applications coming out of these concepts. The students are also expected to be able to design an analog circuit. The students will be finally introduced to the importantly Maxwell’s equations and electromagnetic waves.
Goals and objectives

Goals and objectives Course Outcomes
1. The students learn the concept of electromagnetism
2. The students learn electric and magnetic fields
3. The students learn DC circuits and AC circuits
4. The students practically learn to design an analog circuit
5. The students understand the derivation of Maxwell’s equations from basic laws of electricity and magnetism and realize the result of light as electromagnetic waves
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. What is electromagnetism?
Electric Charge and Electric Field
Week 1 to Week 7 classes taught by Dr. Dita
Reading Chapter 21 of the textbook 200分
Exercise 200分
2. Gauss’s Law and Electric Potential Reading Chapter 22 and 23 of the textbook 200分
Exercise 200分
3. Capacitance, Dielectric, Electric Energy Storage Reading Chapter 24 of the textbook 200分
Exercise 200分
4. Electric Currents and Resistance Reading Chapter 25 of the textbook 200分
Exercise 200分
5. Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction and Faraday’s Law Reading Chapter 27 and 29 of the textbook 200分
Exercise 200分
6. Inductance, Electromagnetic Oscillations, and AC Circuits Reading Chapter 30 of the textbook 200分
Exercise 200分
7. Mid-term and discussion on the solution Exercise 200分
Discussion 200分
8. DC circuits
Week 8 to Week14 classes taught by Dr. Uma
Study using PPT slides uploaded to Scomb 200分
Problem solving and Designing simple circuits 200分
9. Analog Discovery Learn to use Implementation Kit and practice 220分
.Preparation for demonstration in class 200分
10. Formulation of Maxwell Revising the basic laws -Gauss and Bio-savart with handout material on Scomb 200分
Prepare for presentation on Faraday and Lenz laws 200分
11. Application of Maxwell to a simple problem of infinite slab Study application of Maxwell to a simple problem of infinite slab with handout material on Scomb 200分
Workout problems 180分
12. Application of Maxwell formulation in practice & visiting Technoplaza to understand the application of Maxwell formulation Study application of Maxwell formulation in practice with handout material on Scomb 200分
Prepare for presentation 200分
13. Application of Maxwell formulation in practice Application of Maxwell formulation in practice with handout material on Scomb 200分
Prepare for presentation 100分
14. Quantum and relativity concepts will be introduced with focus given to the application the concepts in real life; students will be given a final assignment as part of the course on applications of EM theory in the modern world and are required to submit a detailed report including a 5 minute video presentation for evaluation. Final report preparation and submission through Scomb 200分
Total. - - 5300分
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Inclass activity midterm final exam Total.
1. 5% 5% 10% 20%
2. 5% 5% 10% 20%
3. 5% 5% 10% 20%
4. 5% 5% 10% 20%
5. 5% 5% 10% 20%
Total. 25% 25% 50% -
Evaluation method and criteria
The students will be evaluated based on their activity during the class (presentation and discussion) , midterm exam and Final examination each contributing respectively to 25%,25% and 50% of the total grade of 100%.
60% or more of the total score is needed for getting the course credit.
Textbooks and reference materials
Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics by Douglas C. Giancoli fourth edition
(Pearson New International Edition 2014)

Collection of research papers to be provided by the teacher for final report.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • First part of lectures from 1 till 7 weeks will be provided by Prof.Dita;
    Monday, 17:00 - 18:00 in the lecturer's office 4303-2 of Omiya Campus. Contact e-mail address:
  • Second part of lectures from 8 till 14 weeks will be given by Prof. Uma.
    Contact detail:; Drop an email to get in touch with me to make an appointment.
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
  • Course that cultivates a basic interpersonal skills
  • Course that cultivates a basic self-management skills
Active-learning course
About half of the classes are interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
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