Physics Tutorial 16.18 - Maxwell Equations

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There are 5 lessons in this physics tutorial covering Maxwell Equations. The tutorial starts with an introduction to Maxwell Equations and is then followed with a list of the separate lessons, the tutorial is designed to be read in order but you can skip to a specific lesson or return to recover a specific physics lesson as required to build your physics knowledge of Maxwell Equations. you can access all the lessons from this tutorial below.

In this Physics tutorial, you will learn:

  • What does Gauss Law for electric field say?
  • The same for magnetic field?
  • How can we induce a magnetic field inside the plates of a charged capacitor?
  • What does Ampere-Maxwell Law say?
  • What are the special cases of Ampere-Maxwell Law?
  • How does the magnetic field inside the capacitor change with the distance from the centre of plates?
  • What is the displacement current? How is it related to the real current used to charge the capacitor?
  • How to Find the Induced Magnetic Field?
  • What are the Maxwell Equations? What do we find using them?
  • Why Maxwell Equations are so important?


Topics related to electricity and magnetism are numerous; they include a wide range of concepts and equations, sometimes quite difficult to memorize. For this reason, the Scottish scientist James Clerk Maxwell summarized them only in four equations, known as Maxwell Equations, which represent the key relationships between quantities in Electromagnetism. In a certain sense, Maxwell Equations represent a wonder of scientific synthesis ability.

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Magnetism Learning Material
Tutorial IDPhysics Tutorial TitleTutorialVideo
16.18Maxwell Equations
Lesson IDPhysics Lesson TitleLessonVideo
16.18.1Gauss Law for Magnetic Field
16.18.2Induced Magnetic Fields
16.18.3Displacement Current
16.18.4How to Find the Induced Magnetic Field?
16.18.5Maxwell Equations Explained

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