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 (Biot-Savart law)?
Describe Ampere's law and the conditions
under which it can be used to calculate
Use Ampere's law to calculate the magnetic field
from an infinite straight wire.
How can the Biot-Savart law by used to find the
magnetic field from a finite straight wire?
Describe the force on a straight, current-carrying
Describe the force between two straight
Describe the magnetic field of a current loop.
Show how to calculate the field at the
center of a current loop using Biot-Savart 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 Biot-Savart 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
What is origin of the electron's magnetic
Describe Gauss' law for magnetism. What
do we learn from it?