Electrodynamics

University of Melbourne

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Electrodynamics

  • Host University

    University of Melbourne

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Physics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    One of:

    PHYC20011 - Electromagnetism and Optics

    PHYC20015 - Special Relativity and Electromagnetism

    And:

    MAST20009 - Vector Calculus

    And at least one of:

    MAST10009 - Accelerated Mathematics 2

    MAST20026 - Real Analysis

    MAST20030 - Differential Equations

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    12.5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This subject provides an introduction to electrodynamics and a wide range of applications including communications, superconductors, plasmas, novel materials, photonics and astrophysics. Topics include: revision of Maxwell’s equations, strategies for solving boundary value problems for static and time-varying fields, electromagnetic fields in materials (including dielectrics, magnetic materials, conductors, plasmas and metamaterials), electromagnetic waves, derivation of geometric optics from Maxwell’s equations, guided waves, relativistic electrodynamics and the covariant formulation of electrodynamics, radiation by antennas and accelerating charged particles.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.