Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
Electromagnetism 1B

Lecturer: Dr Natalia Berloff
Office: CMS G1.02
Lecture: Mill Lane Lecture Room 3, Tu, Thu. 11
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Electromagnetism is the physics of the electromagnetic field: a field which exerts a force on particles that possess the property of electric charge, and is in turn affected by the presence and motion of those particles. A changing magnetic field produces an electric field (this is the phenomenon of electromagnetic induction, the basis of operation for electrical generators, induction motors, and transformers). Similarly, a changing electric field generates a magnetic field. Because of this interdependence of the electric and magnetic fields, it makes sense to consider them as a single coherent entity - the electromagnetic field. The magnetic field is produced by the motion of electric charges, i.e., electric current. The magnetic field causes the magnetic force associated with magnets. Suitable introductory reading material can be found in David Griffiths' " Introduction to Electrodynamics" (Pearson),

Dr A.J. Macfarlane Lecture Notes

The best and the most complete set of notes for the course! Many of the class handouts (working sheets) below are based on them, so if some parts of your notes are unreadable, please consult these notes.

Class Handouts

Example Sheets

Some interesting (and educational) links

History of electromagnetism