**Prof. Renzo Leonardi**

**A.A. 1998/99**

**PROGRAMME**

VECTOR CALCULUS:

Continuum vector fields specified by differentiable functions.

ELECTROSTATICS:

Coulomb's laws, energy, methods for calculating potentials, conductors,
fields in dieletric materials, boundary problems.

CURRENTS AND CONDUCTORS:

Ohm's law, conductivity, conservation of charge.

MAGNETOSTATICS:

Magnetic fields, the approximation of Biot and Savart, vector potential,
multipole expansion.

INDUCED ELECTRIC FIELDS:

Faraday's law, flux changes due to motion, energy in inductors.

MAGNETIC MATERIALS:

Bound currents, dia-, para-, ferro-magnetism, magnetization linear
and non linear materials.

DISPLACEMENT CURRENTS:

Maxwell equations, electrodynamics in matter.

ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION:

Waves in linear media, reflection and transmission at oblique incidence,
absorption and dispersion, interference and diffraction.

RELATIVITY AND ELECTROMAGNETISM:

Relativistic formulation of electromagnetism.

**REFERENCE TEXTS**

FEYNMAN ET AL., La fisica di Feynmann

BERKELEY, Physics Course