The readings in the table below are separated into textbook sections and video demonstrations. The textbook sections come from the Zahn and Woodson/Melcher textbooks. The video demonstrations accompany the Haus/Melcher textbook. The Haus/Melcher textbook is used for the first half of the course in addition to the textbook sections listed below. All three textbooks can be found here.
Assigned Readings
Zahn, Markus. Electromagnetic Field Theory: A Problem Solving Approach . Malabar, FL: Krieger Pub. Co., 2003. ISBN: 9781575242354.
Woodson, H. H., and J. R. Melcher. "Part I (Discrete Systems), and Part II (Fields, Forces, and Motion)." In Electromechanical Dynamics. Malabar, FL: Krieger Pub. Co., 1985. ISBN: 9780894644597 (Part I) and 9780898748475 (Part II).
Haus, Hermann A., and James R. Melcher. Electromagnetic Fields and Energy. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: PrenticeHall, 1989. ISBN: 9780132490207.
Z = Zahn textbook; W/M = Woodson/Melcher textbook; H/M = Haus/Melcher textbook
SES #  TOPICS  DEMOS  CHAPTERS / SECTIONS 

I. Maxwell's equations and boundary conditions  
L1  Integral form of Maxwell's equations  Z  2.12.4, 5.15.2  
R1  Gauss' and Ampere's law problems using integral laws 
H/M  1.4.1  Magnetic field of a line current H/M  1.6.1  Voltmeter reading induced by magnetic induction 
Z  2.4 
L2  Differential form of Maxwell's equations  Z  1.41.5  
R2  Gauss' and Ampere's law problems using differential laws  
L3  Electroquasistatic (EQS) and magnetoquasistatic (MQS) fields and boundary conditions  Z  3.3, 5.6  
R3  Examples of quasistatic systems; short transmission lines  Z  Ex. 8.1, 8.1.3, 8.3  
L4  The scalar electric potential and the Coulomb superposition integral  Z  2.5  
R4  Superposition integral examples  Z  2.3.5, 5.2.4  
L5  Method of images  H/M  4.7.1  Charge induced in ground plane by overhead conductor  Z  2.62.7 
R5  Method of images examples  Z  2.62.7  
L6  Magnetoquasistatics  H/M  8.2.1  Fields of a circular cylindrical solenoid  Z  5.4 
R6  MQS problems  H/M  8.2.2  Magnetic field of a Helmholtz coil  
II. Polarization, conduction, and magnetization  
R7  Dielectric polarization and capacitance  H/M  6.6.1  Artificial dielectric  Z  3.1 
L7  Polarization and conduction 
H/M  7.7.1  Relaxation of charge on particle in Ohmic conductor H/M  Supplement: Van de Graaff and Kelvin generators 
Z  3.2 
R8  Conduction, resistance, and capacitance problems  Z  3.4  
L8  Magnetization  H/M  9.4.1  Measurements of BH characteristic  Z  5.5, 6.2 
R9  Magnetic circuits, inductance, transformers  H/M  8.6.1  Surface currents induced in ground plane by overhead conductor  Z  6.2 
L9  Magnetic diffusion phenomena  H/M  10.0.1  Non uniqueness of voltage in an MQS system  Z  6.1 
R10  Magnetic diffusion, skin effect  Z  6.4  
III. Boundary value EQS and MQS problems  
L10  Solutions to Laplace's equation in cartesian coordinates  
Q1  Quiz 1  
R11  Skin effect problems  
L11  Solutions to Laplace's equation in polar and spherical coordinates  Z  4.2  
R12  EQS boundary value problems in cartesian coordinates  H/M  7.5.1  Distribution of unpaired charge  Z  4.2 
IV. Electromagnetic fields and forces  
L12  Electroquasistatic forces  Z  4.3  
R13  EQS and MQS boundary value problems in polar geometries  H/M  7.5.2  Rotation of an insulating rod in a steady current  Z  4.3 
L13  Magnetoquasistatic forces  Z  4.4  
R14  EQS and MQS boundary value problems in spherical coordinates  Z  4.4, 5.7.2  
L14  Fields and moving media  W/M  Chapter 3  
R15  Forces in EQS devices  W/M  Chapter 3  
L15  Force densities, stress tensors, and forces  W/M  Chapter 5  
R16 
Forces in MQS devices Film: Synchronous Machines

W/M  Chapters 34  
V. Electromechanical waves  
L16  Elastic waves on a thin rod  W/M  Chapter 6  
R17  Moving media problems; Faraday disk (homopolar) machines  W/M  6.3  
L17  Transient waves on transmission lines  W/M  6.4  
R18  Torquespeed machine problems  W/M  6.4  
L18 
Waves and instabilities in elastic media Film: Complex Waves I 
DC, AC, and electromechanically selfexcited commutator machines  Z  6.3 
R19  EQS forces, force densities, and stress tensors  W/M  Chapter 8  
R20  Applications of the EQS Maxwell stress tensor  W/M  Chapter 8  
R21  Review for quiz 2  W/M  Chapters 38  
Q2  Quiz 2  
R22  EQS Maxwell stress tensor problems  
L19 
Waves and instabilities in the presence of motion Film: Complex Waves II 
W/M  Chapter 8  
R23  Applications of the MQS stress tensor  
L20  Electromechanics of elastic waves  W/M  9.09.1  
R24  Longitudinal waves in thin rods  W/M  9.1  
L21  Reflections from boundaries  W/M  9.1  
R25  Longitudinal elastic wave problems  W/M  9.1  
L22  Transverse waves in wires and membranes  W/M  9.2, 10.0, 10.1  
R26  Analysis of ωk dispersion and instabilities  W/M  10.1  
L23  Instabilities of transverse waves in wires and membranes  W/M  10.1  
R27  Electromechanical waves and instabilities in moving media  W/M  10.2, 10.3  
L24  Electromechanical wave and instability problems  W/M  10.2, 10.4  
R28  Electromechanical wave and instability problems (cont.)  W/M  10.2, 10.4  
Course review  
Q3  Final exam 