Course title
Introduction to Electromagnetism

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Course description
This is an introductory course of Electromagnetism. The characteristic of this course is that we start from Maxwell equations from the beginning and explain all phenomena of electricity and magnetism based on the equations. However, in order for the course to be introductory, we take much time for the study of stationary cases. Experimental demonstrations will also be given during the lecture.
Purpose of class
The purpose of this lecture is to understand physical phenomena of electricity, magnetism, and light in a unified theory of Maxwell.
Goals and objectives
  1. Understand the notion of electromagnetic field both from qualitative and quantitative points of view.
  2. Understand Maxwell equations and master how to use them.
  3. Understand the force acting on a charged particle in electromagnetic field.
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Introduction of electricity and magnetism Study what are electricity and magnetism? 190minutes
2. Electric field Study vector and electric field 190minutes
3. Electric flux and Gauss’s law Study Electric flux 190minutes
4. Applications of Gauss’s law Review Gauss's law 190minutes
5. Kirchhoff’s law Study electric circuit 190minutes
6. Electric Potential Review work and potential energy 190minutes
7. General Property of Static Electric Field Review electric potential 190minutes
8. Capacitor Study what is a capacitor 190minutes
9. Magnetic field and Lorentz force Study a magnet 190minutes
10. Magnetic Flux and Gauss’s law and Ampere’s law Study the relation between electric current and magnetism 190minutes
11. Faraday’s law: Electromagnetic Induction Think how we can generate electricity 190minutes
12. Maxwell-Ampere’s law and electromagnetic wave Study light 190minutes
13. Differential forms of Maxwell equations Review differential equations 190minutes
14. Wave equations for electromagnetic wave Review wave equation 190minutes
Total. - - 2660minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Term exam Reports Total.
1. 18% 15% 33%
2. 19% 15% 34%
3. 18% 15% 33%
Total. 55% 45% -
Evaluation method and criteria
A final score, evaluated with weighs 55% for term exam and 45% for reports, of 60 or higher is required to receive credit.
Textbooks and reference materials
All necessary documents will be prepared by the lecture
Study beforehand the lecture.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • From 10:50 to 12;10 on Thursday
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
Active-learning course
More than one class is 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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