Readings

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

Buy at Amazon 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: Buy at Amazon 9780894644597 (Part I) and Buy at Amazon 9780898748475 (Part II).

Buy at Amazon 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 #TOPICSDEMOSCHAPTERS / SECTIONS
I. Maxwell's equations and boundary conditions
L1Integral form of Maxwell's equations Z - 2.1-2.4, 5.1-5.2
R1Gauss' 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
L2Differential form of Maxwell's equations Z - 1.4-1.5
R2Gauss' and Ampere's law problems using differential laws  
L3Electroquasistatic (EQS) and magnetoquasistatic (MQS) fields and boundary conditions Z - 3.3, 5.6
R3Examples of quasistatic systems; short transmission lines Z - Ex. 8.1, 8.1.3, 8.3
L4The scalar electric potential and the Coulomb superposition integral Z - 2.5
R4Superposition integral examples Z - 2.3.5, 5.2.4
L5Method of imagesH/M - 4.7.1 - Charge induced in ground plane by overhead conductorZ - 2.6-2.7
R5Method of images examples Z - 2.6-2.7
L6MagnetoquasistaticsH/M - 8.2.1 - Fields of a circular cylindrical solenoidZ - 5.4
R6MQS problemsH/M - 8.2.2 - Magnetic field of a Helmholtz coil 
II. Polarization, conduction, and magnetization
R7Dielectric polarization and capacitanceH/M - 6.6.1 - Artificial dielectricZ - 3.1
L7Polarization 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
R8Conduction, resistance, and capacitance problems Z - 3.4
L8MagnetizationH/M - 9.4.1 - Measurements of B-H characteristicZ - 5.5, 6.2
R9Magnetic circuits, inductance, transformersH/M - 8.6.1 - Surface currents induced in ground plane by overhead conductorZ - 6.2
L9Magnetic diffusion phenomenaH/M - 10.0.1 - Non uniqueness of voltage in an MQS systemZ - 6.1
R10Magnetic diffusion, skin effect Z - 6.4
III. Boundary value EQS and MQS problems
L10Solutions to Laplace's equation in cartesian coordinates  
Q1Quiz 1  
R11Skin effect problems  
L11Solutions to Laplace's equation in polar and spherical coordinates Z - 4.2
R12EQS boundary value problems in cartesian coordinatesH/M - 7.5.1 - Distribution of unpaired chargeZ - 4.2
IV. Electromagnetic fields and forces
L12Electroquasistatic forces Z - 4.3
R13EQS and MQS boundary value problems in polar geometriesH/M - 7.5.2 - Rotation of an insulating rod in a steady currentZ - 4.3
L13Magnetoquasistatic forces Z - 4.4
R14EQS and MQS boundary value problems in spherical coordinates Z - 4.4, 5.7.2
L14Fields and moving media W/M - Chapter 3
R15Forces in EQS devices W/M - Chapter 3
L15Force densities, stress tensors, and forces W/M - Chapter 5
R16

Forces in MQS devices

Film: Synchronous Machines

 

 W/M - Chapters 3-4
V. Electromechanical waves
L16Elastic waves on a thin rod W/M - Chapter 6
R17Moving media problems; Faraday disk (homopolar) machines W/M - 6.3
L17Transient waves on transmission lines W/M - 6.4
R18Torque-speed machine problems W/M - 6.4
L18

Waves and instabilities in elastic media

Film: Complex Waves I

DC, AC, and electromechanically self-excited commutator machinesZ - 6.3
R19EQS forces, force densities, and stress tensors W/M - Chapter 8
R20Applications of the EQS Maxwell stress tensor W/M - Chapter 8
R21Review for quiz 2 W/M - Chapters 3-8
Q2Quiz 2  
R22EQS Maxwell stress tensor problems  
L19

Waves and instabilities in the presence of motion

Film: Complex Waves II

 W/M - Chapter 8
R23Applications of the MQS stress tensor  
L20Electromechanics of elastic waves W/M - 9.0-9.1
R24Longitudinal waves in thin rods W/M - 9.1
L21Reflections from boundaries W/M - 9.1
R25Longitudinal elastic wave problems W/M - 9.1
L22Transverse waves in wires and membranes W/M - 9.2, 10.0, 10.1
R26Analysis of ω-k dispersion and instabilities W/M - 10.1
L23Instabilities of transverse waves in wires and membranes W/M - 10.1
R27Electromechanical waves and instabilities in moving media W/M - 10.2, 10.3
L24Electromechanical wave and instability problems W/M - 10.2, 10.4
R28Electromechanical wave and instability problems (cont.) W/M - 10.2, 10.4
 Course review  
Q3Final exam