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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

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Subtitles: English
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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 16 hours to complete

Suggested: 2-3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Introduction and Basics of Electrostatics

In this module, electrodynamics is introduced by examining the different forces and explaining which are related to electric forces. Furthermore, fields are defined and we differentiate between scalar and vector fields. We cover laws that constitute electrodynamics, specifically Maxwell's equations and the Lorentz force. After explaining how these topics can be illustrated, we also cover how relativity relates to the subject material....
Reading
3 videos (Total 52 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
1-1 Introduction to Electromagnetism25m
1-2 Introduction to Electrodynamic Equations21m
Reading1 reading
Lecture Slides (Week 1)m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

INTRODUCTION TO DIFFERENTIAL CALCULUS OF VECTOR FIELDS

This module mainly covers the mathematics behind differential forms of equations. We introduce the ∇ operator and show how it can be used in mathematics. Then, the ∇ operator is proved to be a vector. The Maxwell equations are rewritten in derivative form, and the concepts of divergence and curl are introduced. Finally, we examine the Laplace operator, and other forms of the ∇ operator applied twice....
Reading
2 videos (Total 52 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
2-2 Applying the ∇ Operator29m
Reading1 reading
Lecture Slides (Week 2)m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Introduction to Vector Integral Calculus

This module explains line integrals and presents some equations where they are important. We explain what the flux and circulation of a field are conceptually and how they can be obtain using the divergence and curl through Gauss' and Stokes' theorems respectively. Finally, we explain the qualities of divergence and curl free fields....
Reading
2 videos (Total 51 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
3-2 Flow and Circulation26m
Reading1 reading
Lecture Slides (Week 3)m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Introduction to Electrostatic Solutions

This module covers how to simplify Maxwell's equations in the scenario of electrostatics. Then, we discuss how the electric potential can be used and why using a relative value is useful for certain calculations. The flux out of different geometries is presented, as well as how to display field lines and equipotential surfaces....
Reading
2 videos (Total 65 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
4-2 The Flux of an Electric Potential24m
Reading1 reading
Lecture Slides (Week 4)10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz20m

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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