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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Engineering
Lecture Code K6140020 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 電気磁気学演習II
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Exercise of Electromagnetism II
ホフマン ホルガ フリードリッヒ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Mon3-4:ENG 107
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
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Exercises with guidance 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 12 : Electronics
Eligible Students Students of Engineering 2nd cluster in or after their 2nd year
Keywords Exercises are based on the contents of the lecture on Electromagnetism II 
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This course assumes that students have completed Applied Mathematics II (vector analysis) and Electromagnetism I. The lecture is closely related to Radio Communication Engineering, Light Wave Engineering, Semiconductor Device Engineering, and almost all fields in Materials Engineering.  
Criterion referenced
Program of Electrical,Systems and Information Engineering
(Abilities and Skills)
・Concepts, knowledge and methods which are the basis for studies related to electrical,  systems, and information engineering.
・Concepts, knowledge and methods which are the basis for studies related to electrical, systems, and information engineering.

Program of Electronic Devices and Systems
(Abilities and Skills)
・Concepts, knowledge and methods which are the basis for studies related to electronic engineering.
・Ability to apply basic concepts, knowledge, and methods of electronics engineering to concrete/technical problems. 
Class Objectives
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This exercise course teaches the detailed description of electromagnetic fields given by Maxwell`s equations and its application to the calculation of these fields in space and time, starting from static electric and magnetic fields and leading up to the propagation of electromagnetic waves in free space. Specific goals for the students are:
1) to understand the spatial structure of static electric fields and their electrostatic potentials,
2) to understand the spatial structure of static magnetic fields and their vector potentials,
3) to understand the universal laws of electromagnetic fields as expressed by Maxwell`s equations,
4) to understand the relation and symmetry between electric and magnetic fields in Maxwell`s equations, and
5) to understand the basic properties of electromagnetic waves.  
Class Schedule lesson1: differentials and integrals of vector fields
  homework 1
lesson2: electric charge and electrostaic fields;
         Laplace equation and superposition principle
  homework 2
lesson3: image charges;
         polarized sphere and dipole moment
  homework 3
lesson4: Ampere`s law and Biot-Savart;
         analyzing vector fields with non-zero rotation
  homework 4
lesson5: electromagnetic induction;
         magnetic flux and vector potential
  homework 5
lesson6: analysis of electric circuits;
         quasistatic approximation
  homework 6
lesson7: frequency dependence of electromagnetic fields;
         use of complex algebra
  homework 7
lesson8: Electromagnetic waves;
         Solutions of the wave equation

homework assignments are given during each class 
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Preparation and
Lesson 1: Electromagnetism II, lecture 1; text p.162-165
Lesson 2: Electromagnetism II, lecture 2-3; text 2.4
Lesson 3: Electromagnetism II, lecture 4-5; text 3.8
Lesson 4: Electromagnetism II, lecture 6-7; text 5.2, 5.4, 5.5
Lesson 5: Electromagnetism II, lecture 8-9; text 5.6, 7.4
Lesson 6: Electromagnetism II, lecture 10-11; text 8.2
Lesson 7: Electromagnetism II, lecture 12-13; text 7.7, 8.5
Lesson 8: Electromagnetism II, lecture 14-15; text 8.3, 8.4  
Requirements Each homework report is good for 1/7 of the total points in the class. If you fail to submit a report, you will receive zero points. It will be difficult to pass if you do not hand in every homework assignment. Please make sure that you hand in each report on time. 
Grading Method homework (100%) 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message Electromagnetism is the foundation of electrical engineering and electronics. It is also essential for most of the recent advances in materials science and optics. Learning the basics of electromagnetism provides the key to understanding new technological possibilities, e.g. in nanotechnology or laser science. 
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