Describe the role of electric current as a source of magnetic field.
How do you calculate the magnetic field
produced by current in a wire (BiotSavart law)?
Describe Ampere's law and the conditions
under which it can be used to calculate
magnetic fields.
Use Ampere's law to calculate the magnetic field
from an infinite straight wire.
How can the BiotSavart law by used to find the
magnetic field from a finite straight wire?
Describe the force on a straight, currentcarrying
wire.
Describe the force between two straight
conductors.
Describe the magnetic field of a current loop.
Show how to calculate the field at the
center of a current loop using BiotSavart law.
How do you calculate the field on axis?
What is a solenoid?
Show how Ampere's law can be used to obtain
the magnetic field inside a long solenoid.
Show how the BiotSavart law can be used to
evaluate the field in a finite solenoid.
Optional topics: Magnetic materials
Describe the three main classes of
magnetic materials: paramagnetic,
diamagnetic, and ferromagnetic.
What is hysteresis?
Describe a magnetic dipole. Are all
magnetic sources dipoles?
What is meant by "magnetic moment"?
What is the magnetic moment of an
electron?
What is origin of the electron's magnetic
moment?
Describe Gauss' law for magnetism. What
do we learn from it?
