# Readings

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The readings in the table below are separated into textbook sections and video demonstrations. The textbook sections come from the Zahn and Woodson/Melcher textbooks. The video demonstrations accompany the Haus/Melcher textbook. The Haus/Melcher textbook is used for the first half of the course in addition to the textbook sections listed below. All three textbooks can be found here.

## Assigned Readings

Zahn, Markus. *Electromagnetic Field Theory: A Problem Solving Approach* . Malabar, FL: Krieger Pub. Co., 2003. ISBN: 9781575242354.

Woodson, H. H., and J. R. Melcher. "Part I (Discrete Systems), and Part II (Fields, Forces, and Motion)." In *Electromechanical Dynamics*. Malabar, FL: Krieger Pub. Co., 1985. ISBN: 9780894644597 (Part I) and 9780898748475 (Part II).

Haus, Hermann A., and James R. Melcher. *Electromagnetic Fields and Energy*. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1989. ISBN: 9780132490207.

Z = Zahn textbook; W/M = Woodson/Melcher textbook; H/M = Haus/Melcher textbook

SES # | TOPICS | DEMOS | CHAPTERS / SECTIONS |
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I. Maxwell's equations and boundary conditions |
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L1 | Integral form of Maxwell's equations | Z - 2.1-2.4, 5.1-5.2 | |

R1 | Gauss' and Ampere's law problems using integral laws |
H/M - 1.4.1 - Magnetic field of a line current H/M - 1.6.1 - Voltmeter reading induced by magnetic induction |
Z - 2.4 |

L2 | Differential form of Maxwell's equations | Z - 1.4-1.5 | |

R2 | Gauss' and Ampere's law problems using differential laws | ||

L3 | Electroquasistatic (EQS) and magnetoquasistatic (MQS) fields and boundary conditions | Z - 3.3, 5.6 | |

R3 | Examples of quasistatic systems; short transmission lines | Z - Ex. 8.1, 8.1.3, 8.3 | |

L4 | The scalar electric potential and the Coulomb superposition integral | Z - 2.5 | |

R4 | Superposition integral examples | Z - 2.3.5, 5.2.4 | |

L5 | Method of images | H/M - 4.7.1 - Charge induced in ground plane by overhead conductor | Z - 2.6-2.7 |

R5 | Method of images examples | Z - 2.6-2.7 | |

L6 | Magnetoquasistatics | H/M - 8.2.1 - Fields of a circular cylindrical solenoid | Z - 5.4 |

R6 | MQS problems | H/M - 8.2.2 - Magnetic field of a Helmholtz coil | |

II. Polarization, conduction, and magnetization |
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R7 | Dielectric polarization and capacitance | H/M - 6.6.1 - Artificial dielectric | Z - 3.1 |

L7 | Polarization and conduction |
H/M - 7.7.1 - Relaxation of charge on particle in Ohmic conductor H/M - Supplement: Van de Graaff and Kelvin generators |
Z - 3.2 |

R8 | Conduction, resistance, and capacitance problems | Z - 3.4 | |

L8 | Magnetization | H/M - 9.4.1 - Measurements of B-H characteristic | Z - 5.5, 6.2 |

R9 | Magnetic circuits, inductance, transformers | H/M - 8.6.1 - Surface currents induced in ground plane by overhead conductor | Z - 6.2 |

L9 | Magnetic diffusion phenomena | H/M - 10.0.1 - Non uniqueness of voltage in an MQS system | Z - 6.1 |

R10 | Magnetic diffusion, skin effect | Z - 6.4 | |

III. Boundary value EQS and MQS problems |
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L10 | Solutions to Laplace's equation in cartesian coordinates | ||

Q1 | Quiz 1 | ||

R11 | Skin effect problems | ||

L11 | Solutions to Laplace's equation in polar and spherical coordinates | Z - 4.2 | |

R12 | EQS boundary value problems in cartesian coordinates | H/M - 7.5.1 - Distribution of unpaired charge | Z - 4.2 |

IV. Electromagnetic fields and forces |
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L12 | Electroquasistatic forces | Z - 4.3 | |

R13 | EQS and MQS boundary value problems in polar geometries | H/M - 7.5.2 - Rotation of an insulating rod in a steady current | Z - 4.3 |

L13 | Magnetoquasistatic forces | Z - 4.4 | |

R14 | EQS and MQS boundary value problems in spherical coordinates | Z - 4.4, 5.7.2 | |

L14 | Fields and moving media | W/M - Chapter 3 | |

R15 | Forces in EQS devices | W/M - Chapter 3 | |

L15 | Force densities, stress tensors, and forces | W/M - Chapter 5 | |

R16 |
Forces in MQS devices Film: |
W/M - Chapters 3-4 | |

V. Electromechanical waves |
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L16 | Elastic waves on a thin rod | W/M - Chapter 6 | |

R17 | Moving media problems; Faraday disk (homopolar) machines | W/M - 6.3 | |

L17 | Transient waves on transmission lines | W/M - 6.4 | |

R18 | Torque-speed machine problems | W/M - 6.4 | |

L18 |
Waves and instabilities in elastic media Film: |
DC, AC, and electromechanically self-excited commutator machines | Z - 6.3 |

R19 | EQS forces, force densities, and stress tensors | W/M - Chapter 8 | |

R20 | Applications of the EQS Maxwell stress tensor | W/M - Chapter 8 | |

R21 | Review for quiz 2 | W/M - Chapters 3-8 | |

Q2 | Quiz 2 | ||

R22 | EQS Maxwell stress tensor problems | ||

L19 |
Waves and instabilities in the presence of motion Film: |
W/M - Chapter 8 | |

R23 | Applications of the MQS stress tensor | ||

L20 | Electromechanics of elastic waves | W/M - 9.0-9.1 | |

R24 | Longitudinal waves in thin rods | W/M - 9.1 | |

L21 | Reflections from boundaries | W/M - 9.1 | |

R25 | Longitudinal elastic wave problems | W/M - 9.1 | |

L22 | Transverse waves in wires and membranes | W/M - 9.2, 10.0, 10.1 | |

R26 | Analysis of ω-k dispersion and instabilities | W/M - 10.1 | |

L23 | Instabilities of transverse waves in wires and membranes | W/M - 10.1 | |

R27 | Electromechanical waves and instabilities in moving media | W/M - 10.2, 10.3 | |

L24 | Electromechanical wave and instability problems | W/M - 10.2, 10.4 | |

R28 | Electromechanical wave and instability problems (cont.) | W/M - 10.2, 10.4 | |

Course review | |||

Q3 | Final exam |