RES.6-001 | Spring 2008 | Undergraduate

Electromagnetic Fields and Energy

Chapter 4

Chapter 4: Electroquasistatic fields: the superposition integral point of view (PDF)

4.0 Introduction 
4.1 Irrotational field represented by scalar potential: the gradient operator and the gradient integral theorem

  • Visualization of two-dimensional irrotational fields

4.2 Poisson’s equation 
4.3 Superposition principle 
4.4 Fields associated with charge singularities

  • Dipole at the origin
  • Pair of charges at infinity having equal magnitude and opposite sign
  • Other charge singularities

4.5 Solution of Poisson’s equation for specified charge distributions

  • Superposition integral for surface charge density
  • Superposition integral for line charge density
  • Two-dimensional charge and field distributions
  • Potential of uniform dipole layer.

4.6 Electroquasistatic fields in the presence of perfect conductors

  • Capacitance

4.7 Method of images 
4.8 Charge simulation approach to boundary value problems 
4.9 Summary

4.7.1: Charge induced in ground plane by overhead conductor Chapter 4.7.1: Charge Induced in Ground Plane by Overhead Conductor (demo only) Chapter 4.7.1: Charge Induced in Ground Plane by Overhead Conductor

Course Info

As Taught In
Spring 2008
Learning Resource Types
Online Textbook
Lecture Videos
Problem Sets with Solutions