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1 1 W13D1: Displacement Current, Maxwell’s Equations, Wave Equations Today’s Reading Course Notes: Sections

2 Announcements Math Review Week 13 Tuesday 9pm-11 pm in PS 9 due Week 13 Tuesday April 30 at 9 pm in boxes outside or Next Reading Assignment W13D2 Course Notes: Sections

3 3 Outline Maxwell’s Equations Displacement Current

4 4 Maxwell’s Equations Is there something missing?

5 5 Maxwell’s Equations One Last Modification: Displacement Current “Displacement Current” has nothing to do with displacement and nothing to do with current

6 6 Ampere’s Law: Capacitor Consider a charging capacitor: Use Ampere’s Law to calculate the magnetic field just above the top plate What’s Going On? 1) Surface S 1 : I enc = I 2) Surface S 2 : I enc = 0

7 7 Displacement Current We don’t have current between the capacitor plates but we do have a changing E field. Can we “make” a current out of that? This is called the “displacement current”. It is not a flow of charge but proportional to changing electric flux

8 8 Displacement Current: If surface S 2 encloses all of the electric flux due to the charged plate then I dis = I

9 9 Maxwell-Ampere’s Law “flow of electric charge” “changing electric flux”

10 10 Concept Question: Capacitor If instead of integrating the magnetic field around the pictured Amperian circular loop of radius r we were to integrate around an Amperian loop of the same radius R as the plates (b) then the integral of the magnetic field around the closed path would be 1.the same. 2.larger. 3.smaller.

11 11 Concept Q. Answer: Capacitor As we increase the radius of our Amperian loop we enclose more flux and hence the magnitude of the integral will increase. Answer 2. The line integral of B is larger for larger r

12 12 Sign Conventions: Right Hand Rule Integration direction clockwise for line integral requires that unit normal points into page for surface integral. Current positive into the page. Negative out of page. Electric flux positive into page, negative out of page.

13 13 Sign Conventions: Right Hand Rule Integration direction counter clockwise for line integral requires that unit normal points out page for surface integral. Current positive out of page. Negative into page. Electric flux positive out of page, negative into page.

14 14 Concept Question: Capacitor Consider a circular capacitor, with an Amperian circular loop (radius r) in the plane midway between the plates. When the capacitor is charging, the line integral of the magnetic field around the circle (in direction shown) is 1.Zero (No current through loop) 2.Positive 3.Negative 4.Can’t tell (need to know direction of E)

15 15 Concept Q. Answer: Capacitor Answer 2. The line integral of B is positive. There is no enclosed current through the disk. When integrating in the direction shown, the electric flux is positive. Because the plates are charging, the electric flux is increasing. Therefore the line line integral is positive.

16 16 Concept Question: Capacitor The figures above show a side and top view of a capacitor with charge Q and electric and magnetic fields E and B at time t. At this time the charge Q is: 1.Increasing in time 2.Constant in time. 3.Decreasing in time.

17 17 Concept Q. Answer: Capacitor The B field is counterclockwise, which means that the if we choose counterclockwise circulation direction, the electric flux must be increasing in time. So positive charge is increasing on the bottom plate. Answer 1. The charge Q is increasing in time

18 18 Group Problem: Capacitor A circular capacitor of spacing d and radius R is in a circuit carrying the steady current i shown. At time t = 0, the plates are uncharged 1.Find the electric field E(t) at P vs. time t (mag. & dir.) 2.Find the magnetic field B(t) at P

19 19 Maxwell’s Equations

20 20 Electromagnetism Review E fields are associated with: (1)electric charges (Gauss’s Law ) (2)time changing B fields (Faraday’s Law) B fields are associated with (3a)moving electric charges (Ampere-Maxwell Law) (3b)time changing E fields (Maxwell’s Addition (Ampere- Maxwell Law) Conservation of magnetic flux (4) No magnetic charge (Gauss’s Law for Magnetism)

21 21 Electromagnetism Review Conservation of charge: E and B fields exert forces on (moving) electric charges: Energy stored in electric and magnetic fields

22 22 Maxwell’s Equations in Vacua

23 23 Maxwell’s Equations 0 0 What about free space (no charge or current)?

24 24 How Do Maxwell’s Equations Lead to EM Waves?

25 25 Wave Equation Start with Ampere-Maxwell Eq and closed oriented loop

26 26 Wave Equation So in the limit that dx is very small: Apply it to red rectangle: Start with Ampere-Maxwell Eq:

27 27 Group Problem: Wave Equation Use Faraday’s Law and apply it to red rectangle to find the partial differential equation in order to find a relationship between

28 28 Group Problem: Wave Equation Sol. Use Faraday’s Law: So in the limit that dx is very small: and apply it to red rectangle:

29 29 1D Wave Equation for Electric Field Take x-derivative of Eq.(1) and use the Eq. (2)

30 30 1D Wave Equation for E This is an equation for a wave. Let

31 31 Definition of Constants and Wave Speed Recall exact definitions of The permittivity of free space is exactly defined by

32 32 Group Problem: 1D Wave Eq. for B Take appropriate derivatives of the above equations and show that

33 33 Wave Equations: Summary Both electric & magnetic fields travel like waves: with speed But there are strict relations between them:

34 34 Electromagnetic Waves

35 35 Electromagnetic Radiation: Plane Waves


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