Physics 151 — Electromagnetic Fields

Theory of classical electromagnetic fields, with an emphasis on advanced analytical techniques and concepts. The course builds on the introductory material of Physics 51, and emphasizes the solution of Maxwell’s equations in various physical applications by analytical means. The first part of the course deals with electrostatics and the solution of Laplace’s and Poisson’s equations in various coordinate systems and with various boundary conditions. The course proceeds to examine the effect of matter on static fields, and then to pursue static magnetic fields and materials analogously. The final sequence of the course deals with electrodynamics and the fundamentals of electromagnetic radiation.

    Meetings, Fall 2017   

Section Location Times Instructor
Lectures Shanahan B442 MW at 11:00–12:15 Missing alt information Gerbode
Section 1 Shanahan B442 F at 11:00–11:50 Missing alt information Gerbode