Electrodynamics is one of the core courses in Physics. It has two distinct forms: one is called Classical Electrodynamics and the other one is Quantum Electrodynamics. This course will discuss Classical Electrodynamics which evolves around Maxwell's Equations of Electrodynamics.
Theory of Classical Electrodynamics and Theory of Quantum Electrodynamics, both are treated as the most profound and complete theories in Physics till date. The laws of Classical Electrodynamics were discovered in parts by parts by Coulomb, Gauss, Oersted, Ampere, Faraday, Lorentz, Lenz and others over a period of 150 years. During 1850s and 1860s James Clerk Maxwell expressed these laws in concise and consistent form through his four famous equations. On the basis of these equations he showed that Electric Field and Magnetic field propagates as waves and Light is also a part of the Electromagnetic spectra.
Unification of Forces, which is the most challenging research frontier in Physics today, has been started with the unification of Electricity and Magnetism. In the initial period, Electricity and Magnetism were treated as complete independent subjects. Works of Gauss, Ampere, Faraday and others showed that electricity and magnetism were not independent, rather they are two aspects of the same subject: Electromagnetism. Maxwell's theory brought light into the fold of electromagnetism and the unification of electricity, magnetism and light were completed. Classical Theory of electrodynamics is the combine theory of electricity, magnetism and light. This course will be provide the students comprehensive knowledge in the field of electromagnetism and electromagnetic waves as well as it will give a glimpse of unification of physical laws.
Fortran - coming from the two words FORmula and TRANslation - is a programming language which is particularly useful for scientific computations. It is a simple and straightforward language yet very powerful. In this course, students will be taught the basics of Fortran Programming language, particularly Fortran 77. On completion, they are expected to be able to write simple codes on their own.