Course title
Introduction to Electromagnetism

KIMURA Gen Click to show questionnaire result at 2019
Course description
This is an introductory course on electricity and magnetism. The features of this course are as follows:

1. All phenomena of electricity and magnetism, as well as light, will be explained in a unified manner using Maxwell's equations as a starting point.
2. Since this is an introductory course, the integral form of Maxwell's equations will be mainly used.
3. Several experimental demonstrations will also be given during the lectures.
Purpose of class
The purpose of this lecture is to understand physical phenomena of electricity, magnetism, and light in a unified manner based on the Maxwell equations.
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. Magnetic field and Lorentz force Study the basis of magnet 190minutes
9. Magnetic Flux and Gauss’s law and Ampere’s law Study the relation between electric current and magnetism 190minutes
10. Review so far Review so far 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 and wave equations for electromagnetic wave Review differential equations and wave equation 190minutes
14. Term exam and review Study for the exam 190minutes
Total. - - 2660minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Term exam Reports Total.
1. 17% 17% 34%
2. 17% 17% 34%
3. 16% 16% 32%
Total. 50% 50% -
Evaluation method and criteria
A final score, which is evaluated with weighs 50% for term exam and 50% for reports, of 60 or higher is required to receive credit.
Feedback on exams, assignments, etc.
ways of feedback specific contents about "Other"
Feedback in the class
Textbooks and reference materials
All documents will be prepared by the lecturer
Studying basic calculus, especially the concept of integral, will be helpful to understand the lecture.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Anytime by e-mail
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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