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Electromagnetic Theory

NPTEL and Indian Institute of Technology Bombay via YouTube


Instructor: Professor D.K. Ghosh, Department of Physics, IIT Bombay.

The course is a one semester first course on Electromagnetic Theory at B.Sc. level. This course would be a prerequisite for the advanced level course at the M. Sc. Level.

The course begins with a review of vector calculus which is extensively used in the course. The course covers electrostatics, magnetostatics, electromagnetic induction and electromagnetic waves. At the end of this course, a student is expected to be familiar with both the differential and integral forms of Maxwell's equations.


Mod-01 Lec-01 Scalar field and its Gradient.
Mod-01 Lec-02 Line and Surface Integrals.
Mod-01 Lec-03 Divergence and Curl of Vector Fields.
Mod-01 Lec-04 Conservative Field, Stoke's Theorem.
Mod-01 Lec-05 Laplacian.
Mod-02 Lec-06 Electric Field Potential.
Mod-02 Lec-07 Gauss's Law, Potential.
Mod-02 Lec-08 Electric Field and Potential.
Mod-02 Lec-09 Potential and Potential Energy.
Mod-02 Lec-10 Potential and Potential Energy II.
Mod-02 Lec-11 Potential and Potential Energy III.
Mod-02 Lec-12 Coefficients of Potential and Capacitance.
Mod-02 Lec-13 Poission and Laplace Equation.
Mod-02 Lec-14 Solutions of Laplace Equation.
Mod-02 Lec-15 Solutions of Laplace Equation II.
Mod-02 Lec-16 Solutions of Laplace Equation III.
Mod-02 Lec-17 Special Techniques.
Mod-02 Lec-18 Special Techniques II.
Mod-02 Lec-19 Special Techniques III.
Mod-02 Lec-20 Dielectrics.
Mod-02 Lec-21 Dielectrics II.
Mod-02 Lec-22 Dielectrics III.
Mod-03 Lec-23 Equation of Continuity.
Mod-03 Lec-24 a) Force between current loops b) Magnetic Vector Potential.
Mod-03 Lec-25 Magnetic Vector Potential.
Mod-03 Lec-26 Boundary Conditions.
Mod-03 Lec-27 Magnetized Material.
Mod-03 Lec-28 Magentostatics (contd..),Time Varying Field (Introduction).
Mod-04 Lec-29 Faraday's Law and Inductance.
Mod-04 Lec-30 Maxwell's Equations.
Mod-04 Lec-31 Maxwell's Equations and Conservation Laws.
Mod-04 Lec-32 Conservation Laws.
Mod-04 Lec-33 a) Angular Momentum Conservation b) Electromagnetic Waves.
Mod-04 Lec-34 Electromagnetic Waves.
Mod-04 Lec-35 Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves in a metal.
Mod-05 Lec-36 Waveguides.
Mod-05 Lec-37 Waveguides II.
Mod-05 Lec-38 Resonating Cavity.
Mod-05 Lec-39 Radiation.
Mod-05 Lec-40 Radiation II.

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