How did James Clerk Maxwell summarize all of electromagnetism?

posted Mar 11, 2018, 8:23 AM by Barbara Fortunato   [ updated Mar 13, 2018, 5:25 AM by Barbara Fortunato ]
2: W 3/14 lab, 4: Th 3/15 lab

Today, we'll start with doing test corrections from your induction test.

Then, we'll look at how Maxwell brought everything about electric and magnetic fields together in what we now call "Maxwell's Equations."
  • We'll learn about displacement current to complete Ampere's Law.
  • We'll learn about how energy is stored in electric and magnetic fields.
  • We'll learn about the symmetry in the mutual creation of electric and magnetic fields.
  • We'll learn what all this has to do with light.
With any time remaining, you'll continue working on your review videos.

Homework:  Continue working on your E&M review video.  Watch the following video on universal gravitation.  If you remember how to use the formula for the force of gravity, skip the first 3:27, and focus on the calculation of gravitational field.  As you're watching this video, relate it to what you know about electric fields and Gauss's Law.  

Gravity (Dan Fullerton)