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Project Plan: Electric & Magnetic Field Modeling


  • Introduction to Electrodynamics by David J. Griffiths, Fourth Edition: Chapter 5


I will be creating models of the magnetic fields of a bar magnet, sphere and a cylinder. Each of these fields will be first be derived for continuous distributions and then modeled on Mathematica using its Vector Field plot function in 2 and 3 dimensions. Time-permitting, I will also model the magnetic fields for distributions that are not continuous (perhaps with varying current densities dependent on space J(r)). Example systems can be found in Griffiths’ Introduction to Electrodynamics exercises.


April 7-April 14: Complete project proposal and begin derivations

April 14-April 21: Alter project proposal as needed and complete derivations

April 21- April 28: Post derivations and begin Mathematica modeling

April 28-May 5: Final Mathematica modeling and combination with Peter’s Modeling


I will be working with Peter Florio, who will derive and model the electric fields of the same distributions. We plan to compare our results side-by-side to observe the similarities and differences between our models and to notice the parallels in our derivations.


Project Proposal: Electric & Magnetic Field Modeling

For my project, I will work with Peter Florio to model the electric and magnetic fields of a bar magnet, sphere and cylinder. I will be looking at the magnetic fields of these distributions in 3-space and modeling their vector fields using Mathematica and Maxwell’s Equations. Problems given in David Griffiths’ Introduction to Electrodynamics will be used as specific examples of these kinds of charge distributions. My results will then be compared to the electric fields of the same distributions found by Peter.