10.005 Physics II

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An introduction to Electromagnetism. Electrostatics: electric charge, Coulomb’s law, electrostatic field, Gauss’ Law, electric potential difference, electrostatic energy; Electric structure of matter: conductors, capacitors, and dielectrics. Electric Current: current, resistance, Ohm’s Law, and DC circuit theory with capacitors; Magnetostatics: magnetic field, Lorentz Force Law, Biot-Savart Law, and Ampere’s law; Magnetic properties of materials; Time-varying fields: electromotive force, Faraday’s law of induction, inductors, energy stored in magnetic field; Maxwell’s equations: displacement current, Poynting vector, and conservation of energy; Electromagnetic Waves: plane, standing and travelling conditions.

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