Electromagnetics  Basics  Coordinate Systems  Integrals  Gradient  Divergence  Curl
This course deals with all the Electromagnetics Basics that will be required to prepare Electromagnetic Theory for GATE, ESE, and similar exams.
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Key Topics  Duration (mm:ss) 
Cartesian Coordinate System  23:52 
Cylindrical Coordinate System  23:01 
Spherical Coordinate System  22:34 
Vector Representation in Different Systems  12:26 
Conversion between Cartesian and Cylindrical Systems  28:29 
Conversion between Cartesian and Spherical Systems  27:15 
Line Integration in Electromagnetics  28:31 
Surface Integration in Electromagnetics  35:17 
Volume Integration in Electromagnetics  22:34 
Gradient of a Scalar Field  28:33 
Divergence of a Vector Field  22:37 
Curl of a Vector Field  27:46 
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Electromagnetics mainly deals with EM waves, their origin from Maxwell’s equations and their propagation. But the story of EM waves has to be started from the Electric field, Magnetic field, and their static and timevarying relations. Electromagnetics is revolving around Maxwell’s equations.
This course, Electromagnetic Basics, starts with the fundamental concept of Coordinate systems. All over the subject, we are going to deal with Electric field, magnetic field, EM wave propagation, wave along the transmission line, etc. that means plenty of vectors and their functions along with space locations. So any student must have the complete knowledge of representation of any point or vector in the space using a suitable Coordinate System.
In Electromagnetics, we use THREE different types of coordinate systems viz. Cartesian, Cylindrical, and Spherical. I have explained them in full depth with all corners covered. Because I know that once the student gets enough confidence in these coordinate systems, he/she will study EMT with spontaneous interest. Not only I have explained the conventional formulas and theories, but also I have extended the lectures to many concepts like constant coordinate surfaces, lines, etc. which are tremendously helpful as one moves forward in the syllabus. I have explained the conversion between the coordinate systems with an innovative approach for better understanding.
The next fundamental tool, which is the significant and extensive part of Electromagnetics, is INTEGRAL CALCULUS. It consists of line, surface, and volume integrations. Maybe you are already aware of these integrals, but I have molded them in EMT manner. While preparing for EMT, many of the students hop into the core part of the subject and get confused by scary integrations. In the lectures of Integral Calculus of this course, Electromagnetics Basics, I have taken care that this must not happen to my students. I have covered every corner of Integrals viz Line, Surface, and Volume with an intuitive approach to get on with the hardest possible EMT integration.
Another fundamental tool is DIFFERENTIATION in Electromagnetics viz. The gradient of Scalar fields along with the Divergence and Curl of Vector fields. Here I have intuitively differentiated scalar and vector fields, the physical interpretations of Gradient, Divergence, and Curl and off course their required formulas. Proper understanding of these differentials is a crucial part of deriving Maxwell’s equations, and I have framed this content accordingly.
Finally, with my long experience of teaching many students, I know that usually, a student finds difficulty in understanding the Electromagnetics because of lack of visualizations of all these abstract things. So I have tried to solidify the concepts with the help of 3D illustrations.
Prerequisite before taking the Course
The knowledge of Vectors (Representation, Magnitude, Unit vector, etc.) is expected but not necessary.
Course Features
 Lectures 42
 Quizzes 0
 Duration 5 Weeks
 Skill level All levels
 Language English
 Students 3
 Assessments Yes

Random Free Preview Footages of the Course
 How x, y and z coordinates are defined for Cartesian Coordinate System?
 When do we take Phi negative in Cylindrical Coordinate System?
 Why does Theta of Spherical Coordinate System range from 0 to 180 and not to 360?
 How are Unit vectors defined in Cylindrical Coordinates to represent any Vector in Space?
 Problem of Phi while converting a Point from Cartesian to Cylindrical Coordinate System.
 How to convert a Point from Spherical to Cartesian Coordinate System?
 Illustrative numerical to understand the Line Integration for Electromagnetic Fields.
 How to write differential surface ‘ds’ in Surface Integration for Electromagnetics?
 Illustrative numerical to understand the Volume Integration for Electromagnetic Fields.
 Difference between Scalar and Vector Fields to understand the Gradient operation in Electromagnetics.
 When do we get Divergence of a Vector Field be ZERO?
 What is the Circulation of Vector Field for defining Curl operation?

Rectangular (Cartesian) Coordinate System (23:52)

Cylindrical Coordinate System (23:01)

Spherical Coordinate System (22:34)

Vector Representation in Different Systems (12:26)

Conversion between Cartesian and Cylindrical Systems (28:29)

Conversion between Cartesian and Spherical Coordinate Systems (27:15)

Line Integration in Electromagnetics (28:31)

Surface Integration in Electromagnetics (35:17)

Volume Integration in Electromagnetics (22:34)

Gradient of a Scalar Field (28:33)

Divergence of a Vector Field (22:37)

Curl of a Vector Field (27:46)