
You will be able to use Maxwell's classical theory of electromagnetism to describe and evaluate electromagnetic fields and waves produced by electric charges, which are either stationary (producing static electric fields), moving at constant velocity (producing static magnetic fields).
Using force and potential fields, you will be able to calculate forces acting on charges that are stationary or moving at constant velocity.
With respect to field calculations, you will be able to:
 calculate electric and magnetic fields for highly symmetric charge or current density distributions using vector calculus theorems (Gauss's and Stokes's theorems);
 calculate these fields by means of summation (integration) over sources, which can be used if the location of the charges and/or currents is known;
You will have limited knowledge of electric fields inside linear, isotropic dielectric materials.


In a Problem Based Learning style you will solve and discuss successive problems with a small group of students to get insight first in electrostatics, followed by magnetostatics. With magnetostatics you are already able to understand the design of electromagnets, magnetic fields created by a constant current.
Fields: vector and scalar fields, gradient, divergence, curl, flux and circulation of vector fields, Theorems of Gauss and Stokes;
Electrostatics: electric field, Coulomb's Law, superposition of fields from charges and charge distributions, Gauss's Law, electrostatic potential, electric dipole, electrostatic energy, dielectrics;
Magnetostatics: magnetic field, Lorentz force, Ampere's law, law of Biot and Savart, vector potential, current and current density, magnetic dipole, magnetostatic energy.



 Assumed previous knowledgeMaths from this Module 3: 202200148 Vector Calculus for EE 
Bachelor Electrical Engineering 
  Required materialsBookR. Feynman, R. Leighton, and M. Sands, "The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Volume II”, http://www.feynmanlectures.caltech.edu 

 Recommended materialsBookSands, M., Feynman, R. P., & Leighton, R. (2017). The Feynman Lectures on Physics: Mainly Electromagnetism and Matter, Volume 2. ISBN:9780201021172 
 BookD.J. Griffiths, "Introduction to Electrodynamics" ISBN10: 0321856562, ISBN13: 9780321856562 
 BookD.K. Cheng, "Field and wave electromagnetics" ISBN10: 0201128195, ISBN13: 9780201128192 

 Instructional modesLecturePresence duty   Yes 
 Presentation(s)Presence duty   Yes 
 Project supervisedPresence duty   Yes 
 Self study with assistancePresence duty   Yes 
 TutorialPresence duty   Yes 

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