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Advanced Level

Advanced Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 16 hours to complete

Suggested: 3-5 hours per week ...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Electrostatic Analogs

This module covers the how electrodynamic solutions can be used to find solutions applicable to other fields. We describe how electrodynamics is comparable to heat transfer, membrane physics, neutron diffusion, and other natural phenomenon. Through these comparisons, understanding of other physics can be realized....
Reading
3 videos (Total 65 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
1-1 Modeling Heat Flow and Membranes28m
1-2 Different Spherical Solutions32m
Reading1 reading
Lecture Slides (Week 1)m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz30m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Magnetostatics

This module introduces magnetostatics, and the magnetic field outside of different geometries, and how relativity can be used to understand magnetic forces. To lead into this, we will describe how to characterize current in a wire and while doing this, attention will again be drawn to the similarities between electrostatics and magnetostatics...
Reading
2 videos (Total 54 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
2-2 Interactions with Magnetic Fields28m
Reading1 reading
Lecture Slides (Week 2)m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz30m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

The Magnetic Field in Various Situations

This lecture introduces the concept of the magnetic vector potential, which is analogous to the electric potential. We explain the distribution of the magnetic potential and how to use it when solving for the electric field. The magnetic dipole is also introduced and the Biot-Savart law is described....
Reading
2 videos (Total 47 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
3-2 The Vector Potentials for Specific Geometries13m
Reading1 reading
Lecture Slides (Week 3)m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz30m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Assessing the Vector Potential

In the first part of this module, we explore the topic of energy and work in the context of electrodynamics. Then we explain the usefulness of the magnetic vector potential (A) and why it is a real field. Finally, we tie these concepts with quantum mechanical electrodynamics, and reveal equations that are useful beyond the scope of statics....
Reading
2 videos (Total 63 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
4-2 Comparing Quantum Mechanics and Dynamics29m
Reading1 reading
Lecture Slides (Week 4)m
Quiz1 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

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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