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Paper : Electricity and Magnetism

Code: 09010105

Sr. No Topic Learning Objectives (At the end the student should be able to) Teaching Guidelines Methodology Time
1. Scalars and Vectors


1. coulomb’s law, Work done on a charge in an electrostatic field expressed as a line integral

2. Conservative nature of the electric field

3. Derivation of field E from potential as gradient

4. Derivation of Laplace

5. Poisson’s equations



Study of triple vector product, gradient, divergence, curl and its applications

To explain

1.Scalars and vectors, Dot and cross product

2.Triple vector product, Scalar and vector fields, Differentiation of a vector

3. Gradient of a scalar and its physical significance,

4. Integration of a vector (line, surface and volume integral and their physical significance)

5. Gauss’s divergence theorem

6. Stoke’s theorem

1.White Board teaching/




2. Numerical and conceptual problem based on the topic



 5 hrs



3 hrs



2 hrs

2. Electric field and applications

1. Dielectrics,

2. Parallel plate capacitor with a dielectric

3. Dielectric constant

4.Polarization and polarization vector

5.Displacement vector,

6. Gauss’s Law in the presence of a dielectric, 7.Claussis Mossosti relation







Applications of electric field under various conditions

 To define

1.Electric flux

2. Gauss’s law and its application for finding E for uniformly charged infinite plane

3. Electric field of uniformly charged straight wire

4. Mechanical force of charged surface,

5. Energy stored per unit volume in an electric field

1.Visual aids subject for better concept clarity

2. Numerical and conceptual problem based on the topic


 8 hrs



2 hrs

3. Magnetic field and applications

1. Electronic theory of dia and paramagnetism

2.Domain theory of ferromagnetism (Langevin’s theory),

3.cycle of magnetization-hystresis loop

4. energy dissipation

5. hystersis loss

6. Importance of hystresis curve





Describe laws based on magnetic field due to moving charges and magnetism

To discuss

1.Magnetic induction,  magnetic flux

2. magnetic force on a moving charge, Lorentz force equation

3. Bio-Savart’s law

4. Ampere’s law

5. Solenoid nature of vector field of induction properties of B


1. white board teaching

2. classroom discussion based on the topic  and how its useful and applicable in daily routine life



2 hrs