Instructor: Dr. Deqing Ren

Classroom and Time: LO 1124, Tuesday and Thursday 11:00 am ~ 12:15 pm.

Class Number: 17685

Web page: http://www.csun.edu/~rd436460/Electromagnetic_Field.html

Instructor Office: Eucalyptus Hall 2111C

Phone: 818-677-3186

Email: ren.deqing@csun.edu

Office Hours: Thursday 2:00 pm- 3:00pm, and by appointment

Electromagnetic Field (Second Edition)

by Roaldk K. Wangsness

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1986

ISBN 0-471-81186-6

The course covers the textbook Chapter 1. Vectors, Chapter 2 Coulomb's law, Chapter 3 The electric field, Chapter 4 Gauss's law, Chapter 5 The scalar potential, Chapter 6 Conductors in electrostatic fields, Chapter 7 Electrostatic energy, Chapter 8 Electric multipoles, Chapter 9 Boundary conditions , Chapter 10 Electrostatic in the presence of matter , Chapter 12 Electric current and Chapter 13. Ampere's law. These parts have important applications and are the core of modern physics.

To gain basic knowledge, and understand the main principles, of the elctromagnetic field and their applications to specific areas. Students will learn how to find the solutions to specific questions by applying the electromagetic principles and equations. Students will be able to understand and derive important laws, including

- Coulomb's
- Gauss' Law
- Ampere's Law
- Faraday's Law of Induction
- Magnetic energy
- Maxwell's Equations.
- Plane waves
- Reflection and refraction of plane waves

1) Students are expected to attend class and participate by asking questions and answering questions raised by the instructors. Class attendance takes 10% of the total grade.

2) The homework assignments and quizzes make up 40% of the total grade.

3) There will be one** midterm** (20%) and one **final exams** (worth 30% of the total grade). Mark your calendar with the exam dates. You are responsible for being there on time. If you have a religious holiday conflict, let me know during the first week of classes. During an exam you must avoid looking at the work of others.

The grade distribution will be as follows.

A 88% and higher

B 72-87%

C 55-71%

D 41-54%

F 40% and below

We use the +/- system so in each range (no A+), the low end will be minus and the high end plus.

1) Homework will be assigned once a time per chapter, and will be turned in one week late brfore it is due.

2) Homework solution will be posted below and replaced before next homework is due. Please download it and check your answers if you have any question to your answers.

**Homework Solution: Chapter 5**

** ** **Midterm Exam**:

**Final Exam** :

(Open notebook!)

Date |
Lecture On These Sections |
Comments |

Aug 30, Tuesday | Introduction | |

1. Vectors | ||

2. Coulomb's law | ||

3. The electric field | ||

4. Gauss's law | ||

5. The scalar potential | ||

Midterm Exam |
TBD | |

6. Conductors in electrostatic fields | ||

7. Electrostatic energy | ||

8. Electric multipoles | ||

9. Boundary conditions | ||

10. Electrostatic in the presence of matter | ||

12. Electric current | ||

13. Ampere's law | ||

Dec 8, Thursday | Last day of instruction | |

Final Exam |
TBD |