Richard Marchand, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Science - Physics


Professor, Faculty of Science - Physics
3-123 Centennial Ctr For Interdisciplinary SCS II
11335 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5



BSc (1974) Université de Montréal

MSc (1975) University of Toronto

PhD (1979) Princeton University


Computational physics

Physics of spacecraft interaction with space environment

Ionospheric and magnetospheric physics

Particle in Cell (PIC) simulations

Finite elements

Structured and unstructured meshes


PHYS 381 - Electromagnetic Theory I

Review of scalar and vector fields; Gauss and Stokes theorems; curvilinear coordinates; Dirac delta function; electrostatic field and potential; electrostatic energy; conductors, capacitors; Laplace's equation; boundary value problems; methods of images; multipoles; electrostatic field in matter; polarization; displacement; linear dielectrics; magnetostatic field; Biot-Savart and Ampere's law; vector potential; magnetostatic field in matter; magnetization; linear and nonlinear magnetic media. Prerequisites: PHYS 230 or 281. Pre- or corequisite: MATH 334 or 201 or MA PH 251, and MA PH 351 or MATH 215 or MATH 317.

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