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Maxwell's equations applied to the description of electric and magnetic fields in vacuum and matter: electrostatics, magnetostatics, electric and magnetic susceptibilities of materials, energy stored in fields, induction, electromagnetic wave propagation.
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,092.15|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,004.75|
- (MATH 160 or MATH 170), one of PHSI 31, PHSI 132, PHSI 191
- PHSI 232
- Recommended Preparation
- MATH 170, 203
- Schedule C
- It is strongly recommended that students taking PHSI222 have a B grade or better in MATH160 or 170.
- Teaching staff
Teaching staff to be advised
Griffiths, D.J. Introduction to Electrodynamics, Fourth edition, Addison-Wesley
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- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will be able to
- State the time-dependent Maxwell's equations in vacuum and in media and understand their significance in providing the framework of classical electromagnetism
- Solve steady state problems in electromagnetism by utilising symmetries, vector calculus and its integral theorems
- Understand and apply techniques for solving Poisson's equation in electrostatics
- Derive electromagnetic wave equations in dielectrics and conductors
- Solve simple problems for induced electromagnetic fields using both differential and integral forms of Maxwell's equations
- Understand the propagation of electromagnetic waves through a variety of media and across boundaries between media
- Present written, logical and clear solutions to problems in electrostatics, magnetostatics, induced electromagnetic fields and basic wave dynamics