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Engineering Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism. Instructor: Prof. V. Ravishankar, Department of Physics, IIT Kanpur.

The course covers lessons in Electricity and magnetism, Rectangular cartesian coordinate system, Scalar field and Vector field, Principle of superposition, Coulomb's law, Expression for the electric field, Electrostatic phenomena, Macroscopic and microscopic fields, Electrostatics in media, Conductors and dielectrics, Motion of steady currents, Wave equation, Monochromatic plane wave, and Interference experiments. (from nptel.ac.in)

Course Curriculum

    • Lecture 01 – Coordinate Systems: Rectangular Cartesian, Cylindrical and Spherical Polar Unlimited
    • Lecture 02 – Translation of the Coordinate System, Scalar Field Unlimited
    • Lecture 03 – Vector Fields: Curl, Gradient, Divergence Unlimited
    • Lecture 04 – More on Mathematical Preliminaries: Stokes Theorem, Divergence Theorem Unlimited
    • Lecture 05 – Electrostatics: Coulomb’s Law Unlimited
    • Lecture 06 – Coulomb’s Law – Conservation of Charge Unlimited
    • Lecture 07 – Coulomb’s Law: Principle of Superposition, Expression for the Electric Field Unlimited
    • Lecture 08 – Expression for the Electric Field (cont.) Unlimited
    • Lecture 09 – Gauss Divergence Theorem, Gauss’s Law Unlimited
    • Lecture 10 – Gauss’s Law and Electrostatic Potential Unlimited
    • Lecture 11 – Potential Energy Unlimited
    • Lecture 12 – Examples on Potential Energy, Electrostatic Forces, Macroscopic Fields Unlimited
    • Lecture 13 – Microscopic Fields, Electrostatics of Conductors Unlimited
    • Lecture 16 – Electrostatics in Dielectrics (cont.) Unlimited
    • Lecture 17 – Physics of Charges in Motion, Current Unlimited
    • Lecture 18 – Ohm’s Law Unlimited
    • Lecture 19 – Ohm’s Law and Conductivity, Hall Effect Unlimited
    • Lecture 20 – Steady Currents and Magnetic Fields Unlimited
    • Lecture 22 – Magnetic Moment Unlimited
    • Lecture 23 – Effect of the Magnetic Field on Currents: Lorentz Force Expression Unlimited
    • Lecture 24 – Faraday’s Law of Induction: Lenz’s Law Unlimited
    • Lecture 25 – Paramagnetism and Diamagnetism Unlimited
    • Lecture 27 – The Possibility of Non-trivial Solutions for Maxwell’s Equations in Free Space Unlimited
    • Lecture 28 – Electromagnetic Wave Unlimited
    • Lecture 29 – Interference Experiments Unlimited

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