Chapter 9: Electromagnetic Waves
Objectives:
Understand the origin of the wave equation
Be able to solve the wave equation
Understand plane waves
Understand the concept of refractive index
Understand the concept of skin depth
Understand the energy and mom

Chapter 7: Electrodynamics continued
Objectives:
Understand the concept of mutual and self-inductance
Understand energy in magnetic fields
Be able to calculate inductance and magnetic field
energy
Read:
3rd or 4th edition: 7.2.3 7.2.4
Problems:
3rd editi

Chapter 6: Magnetic Fields in Matter continued
Objectives:
Understand the concept of the H field
Understand the concept of linear materials
Be able to calculate H and B in magnetic materials
Understand the origin of ferromagnetism
Read:
3rd or 4th editio

Objectives:
Understand the concept of magnetic vector
potential
Understand the concept of multipole expansion of
the magnetic vector potential
Read:
3rd or 4th edition: 5.4.1, 5.4.3
Problems:
3rd edition: 5.22, 5.34
4th edition: 5.23, 5.35
Magnetic Vector

Chapter 6: Magnetic Fields in Matter
Objectives:
Understand the concept of magnetization
Understand the difference between diamagnetic and
paramagnetic materials
Understand the concept of bound surface and volume
currents
Read:
3rd or 4th edition: 6.1.1 6

Chapter 5: Magnetostatics continued
Objectives:
Examine B and xB
Be able to use Amperes law to calculate the magnetic
field from different line, sheet or volume currents
Read:
3rd or 4th edition: 5.3.1 5.3.4
Problems:
3rd edition: 5.13 5.16, 5.19
4th edi

Chapter 5: Magnetostatics
Objectives:
Use the Lorenz force law to calculate the force on a
particle
Understand cyclotron motion
Read:
3rd or 4th edition: 5.1.1 5.1.2
Problems:
3rd edition: 5.1 5.3, 5.39
4th edition: 5.1 5.3, 5.41
Force on q due to B, F =

Chapter 5: Magnetostatics continued
Objectives:
Be able to use the Biot-Savart law to calculate the
magnetic field from different line, surface or volume
currents
Understand the concept of magnetic moment
Read:
3rd or 4th edition: 5.1.3 5.2.2
Problems:
3

Chapter 4: Electric Fields in Matter
Objectives:
Understand the properties of dielectrics
Understand the concept of polarization
Understand the concept of bound charges
Be able to calculate the bound charges in simple situations
Read:
3rd or 4th edition:

Chapter 4: Electric Fields in Matter continued
Objectives:
Understand the concept of electric displacement
Understand the concept of linear dielectrics
Be able to calculate electric fields inside dielectrics
Read:
3rd or 4th edition: 4.3.1-4.4.1
Problems

Objectives:
Understand the origin of Ohms law
Be able to calculate the resistance in different conductors
Understand the origin of the continuity equation
Read:
3rd or 4th edition: 7.1.1
Problems:
3rd or 4th edition: 7.1, 7.4
Electrostatics: E = 0 inside

Chapter 3: Special Techniques
Objectives:
Understand the origin of Poisson and Laplace equation
Understand the concept of image charge
Be able to solve the Laplace equation in simple situations
Read:
3rd or 4th edition: 2.3.3 + all sections in chapter 3 e

Objectives:
Understand the concept of capacitance
Be able to calculate the capacitance of different
charge distributions
Be able to discuss applications of capacitors
Read:
3rd or 4th edition: 2.5.4
Problems:
3rd edition: 2.39, 2.40
4th edition: 2.43, 2.4

Electrostatics continued
Objective:
Be able to calculate the electric potential for different
line, surface and volume charge distributions
Understand the electric dipole potential
Be able to calculate the multipole expansion for a
charge distribution
Re

Chapter 2: Electrostatics
Objective: Be able to apply Coulombs law to calculate the
electric field for different line, surface and volume charge
distributions
Read:
3rd or 4th edition: 2.1.1 2.1.4
Also review section 1.4 (coordinate
systems)
Problems:
3rd

Electrostatics continued
Objective:
Be able to apply Gausss law to calculate the electric
field for different line, surface and volume charge
distributions
Understand the properties of conductors
Read:
3rd or 4th edition: 2.2.1 2.2.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2
Proble

Differential Calculus of Vector Fields
Objectives:
Be able to calculate the gradient of vector fields
Be able to calculate the divergence of vector fields
Be able to calculate the curl of vector fields
Be able to use sum and product rules
Be able to calcu

Read:
3rd or 4th edition: 1.1.1 1.1.4
Problems:
3rd or 4th edition: 1.1 1.7
What is electrodynamics (a.k.a. electricity and magnetism, electromagnetism, E&M)?
Problem definition:
Given charges here (x, v, a), what is the influence on charges there?
q3
q1

Eng Phys 2A04 / Med Phys 2B03
Electricity and Magnetism
Instructor: Ray LaPierre
lapierr@mcmaster.ca
Lectures:
JHE 376
Mon, Wed
Fri
11:30 12:20
1:30 2:20
Tutorials:
Begin Sept. 16
Tuesdays, 7-8 pm, HH 302
We will review selected quiz questions and problem