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Approx. 10 hours to complete

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

The Electric Field in Various Circumstances

The primary focus of the first portion of this module is the concept of dipole moments, both for a single molecule and an arbitrary distribution. The equations for both the potential and the electric field of a dipole are derived within the first part of the lecture. This lecture also describes the method of images and how it can be applied to solving the electric field from different geometries....
3 videos (Total 59 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
3 videos
1-1 Equations of the Electrostatic Potential24m
1-2 The Dipole Approximation for an Arbitrary Distribution28m
1 reading
Lecture Slides (Week 1)s
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz30m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

The Electric Field in Various Circumstances (cont'd)

In this module, we cover how to solve for 2D electric fields, and also introduce some basic applications for electrostatics. We describe how imaginary numbers can be used to plot the electric field and equipotential surfaces. Then, we discuss how concepts such as natural resonance, potential distribution, and grid spacing can help design modern devices and experiments....
2 videos (Total 50 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
2 videos
2-2 Colloidal Particles and Grid Fields19m
1 reading
Lecture Slides (Week 2)s
1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz30m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Electrostatic Energy

This module introduces the importance of electrostatic energy and describes how to evaluate it. It also covers how to use the concept of virtual work and how that can be used to find force; specifically we examine this in respect to capacitors. Finally, we discuss where the electrostatic energy can be located....
2 videos (Total 56 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
2 videos
3-2 Energy in Ionic Crystals and Electrostatic Fields27m
1 reading
Lecture Slides (Week 3)10m
1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Introduction to Dielectrics

In the first module concerning dielectrics, we discuss what constitutes a dielectric material and how their presence effects the operation of a capacitor. Then, we cover many ways to characterize a dielectric such as susceptibility and displacement. Finally, we investigate the forces on a dielectric with respect to the capacitor....
2 videos (Total 49 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
2 videos
4-2 Nonuniform Dielectrics and Forces24m
1 reading
Lecture Slides (Week 4)s
1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz30m

Instructor

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Seungbum Hong

Associate Professor
Materials Science and Engineering

About Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology(KAIST)

The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) was established in 1971 by the Korean government as the nation’s first research-intensive graduate school for science, engineering and technology. It has now grown into one of the world’s best universities, delivering top notch education and research programs for undergraduate and graduate students. KAIST encourages interdisciplinary and convergent research across a wide spectrum of disciplines, as well as strong collaborations with industry and global institutions....

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