Approved by Faculty Senate.

 

University Studies Course Approval

Department or Program: __Physics_____________________________

Course Number: _430__

Course Title: _____Electromagnetic Theory I

Catalog Description: 430 - Electromagnetic Theory I -3 s.h.

Electrostatics including Gauss's Law and LaPlace's Equation. Magnetostatics.

Introdution to Maxwell's Equations. Prerequisites: PHYS 202 or PHYS 222 and MATH

270. Offered every two years.

This is an existing course that has previously been approved by A2C2 _X__.

OR This is a new course proposal _____. (If this is a new course proposal, the WSU Curriculum Approval

Form must also be completed as in the process prescribed by WSU Regulation 3-4.)

Department Contact Person for this course ______Richard Shields____________

Email: __rshields@winona.edu_______

 

The proposed course is designed to satisfy the requirements in (select one area only):

Course Requirements:

A. Basic Skills:

______ 1. College Reading and Writing

______ 2. Oral Communication

______ 3. Mathematics

______ 4. Physical Development and Wellness

B. Arts & Sciences Core:

______ 1. Humanities

______ 2. Natural Science

______ 3. Social Science

______ 4. Fine & Performing Arts

C. Unity and Diversity:

 

______ 1. Critical Analysis

______ 2. Science and Social Policy

______ 3. a. Global Perspectives

______ b. Multicultural Perspectives

______ 4. a. Contemporary Citizenship

______ b. Democratic Institutions

Flagged Courses:

______ 1. Writing

______ 2. Oral

__X__ 3. a. Mathematics/ Statistics

______ b. Critical Analysis

 

 

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1. Outcomes for Electromagnetic Theory I

These courses must include requirements and learning activities that promote students' abilities to...

a. practice the correct application of mathematical or statistical models that are appropriate to their prerequisite knowledge of those areas; and

Electromagnetic Theory is the study of electrical and magnetic fields. Mathematical representations of the laws of physics are used to solve problems in homework and on exams. The physical laws require the use of vector calculus.

b. make proper use of modern mathematical or statistical methods appropriate to their level of prerequisite knowledge, to include, if statistics is used in a substantive way, the use of a statistical package with graphics capability when appropriate.

Mathematica software is used to solve, graph, etc. functions in three dimension.

2. Course Outline

Physics 430- Electromagnetic Theory I

University Studies - Mathematical/Statistics Flag

These courses must include requirements and learning activities that promote students' abilities to.

a. practice the correct application of mathematical or statistical models that are appropriate to their prerequisite knowledge of those areas; and

b. make proper use of modern mathematical or statistical methods appropriate to their level of prerequisite knowledge, to include, if statistics is used in a substantive way, the use of a statistical package with graphics capability when appropriate.

Instructor: Dr. Richard Shields, Office: 114 E Phone: 457-5265

E-Mail: rshields@winona.edu

Text: Introduction to Electrodynamics, Second Edition, David Griffiths

(Objectives a and b are used in every chapter)

Chapter Due Date Problem Assignment

1. Vector Analysis August 31 {1.5, 1.8, 1.12, 1.13, 1.14, 1.15, 1.17, 1.19,1.22, 1.25, 1.26, 1.27}

Sept. 9 {1.29, 1.31, 1.33, 1.37, 1.39, 1.41, 1.43, 1.45, 1.48, 1.54, 1.62}

2. Electrostatics 16 {2.4, 2.5, 2.7, 2.8, 2.12, 2.13, 2.14, 2.16}

23 {2.21, 2.22, 2.24, 2.26, 2.29, 2.32, 2.33, 2.36, 2.38, 2.39, 2.40}

Test 1 25

3. Special Techniques Oct. 5 {3.6, 3.7, 3.9, 3.13, 3.16, 3.18, For Calculating 3.21, 3.22. 3.23, 3.25, 3.26}

Potentials 12 {3.27, 3.29, 3.32, 3.33, 3.34, 3.37}

4. Electrostatic Fields 19 {4.2, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 4.10, 4.12, 4.15, in Matter 4.17}

26 {4.18, 4.20, 4.21, 4.22, 4.23, 4.27, 4.29, 4.37}

Test 2 28

5. Magnetostatics Nov. 4 {5.2, 5.4, 5.5, 5.8, 5.10, 5.13, 5.15, 5.18}

11 {5.25, 5.27, 5.32, 5.36, 5.37, 5.39, 5.42}

6. Magnetostatic Fields 23 {6.1, 6.3, 6.7, 6.9, 6.12, }

in Matter Dec. 11 {6.15, 6.17, 6.20, 6.23, 6.24}

Final Exam 17

Grading Policy

1. Grades will be based on homework assignments, hour exams, and the final exam. The points are distributed as follows:

Homework 100 pts.

2 Hour exams 200 pts

Final Exam 200 pts

Total Pts 500 pts

2. Grades will be based on a curve of the scores.

3. There will be no make-up exams for the hour exams. Late homework is one half off.