Prof Ebrahim Karimi teaches electromagnetism for the third-year undergraduate students during the winter semester of 2018-2019.

Office hours for the following course is 12:00 to 13:00 of  Thursday.

Electromagnetic Theory (PHY3320- Undergraduate course)

Formulation of the electromagnetism theory is an essential key to our understanding of nature, such as classical optics, microwaves and electric circuits. Both electric and magnetic forces were discovered millennia ago prior to being formulated by Coulomb and Bio-Savart. However, Maxwell showed that electric and magnetic fields are both generated and altered by each other. This revolutionary discovery led to a novel and unique branch of physics, named electrodynamics. Maxwell’s finding was the basis for understanding the theory of electromagnetic radiation, and innovation communications systems.

This course is suitable for the third-year undergraduate students in physics who are familiar with the advanced calculus, special functions and the electrostatics. Electrodynamics (electromagnetism), in the current form, has been developed during the last 200 years, and thus, it is impossible to learn all these developments historically. Thus, the following contents are chosen selectively for your undergraduate programme by the faculty and your school. During this course, the students will learn the following concepts;

  • Maxwell’s equations
  • Boundary conditions
  • Conservation laws (charge, energy, momentum, and angular momentum) in electrodynamics
  • Electromagnetic waves
  • Reflection, refraction and propagation of waves in different materials
  • Scalar and vector potentials as well as electromagnetic gauges
  • Electromagnetic radiations
  • Relativistic electrodynamics and covariant formulation of classical electromagnetism.

This course excels students’ mathematical skills and helps them to understand electromagnetism deeply.