Differential Forms in Electromagnetic Theory
Brigham Young University
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
459 Clyde Building, Provo, Utah 84602
The differential forms research group at BYU is
investigating the use of the calculus of differential forms in
teaching and research.
Differential forms have been used to express Maxwell's laws since early in
this century, but many of the advantages of forms as a tool for applied
electromagnetics have only recently been discovered. Relative to the usual
vector analysis treatment, differential forms
make elementary electromagnetics clearer, simpler, and more intuitive.
At the same
time, differential forms are a powerful tool for research, and open the way
for the application of powerful tools of modern differential geometry to
The purpose of this website is to make available publications and course
materials to those interested in differential forms and their use in
research and teaching.
Download the latest EM theory course notes,
also available in pdf form.
I have recently published a new book on electromagnetics using differential forms with problems and solutions: K. Warnick and P. Russer, Problem Solving in Electromagnetics, Microwave Circuit, and Antenna Design for Communications Engineering, Norwood, MA: Artech House, 2006.
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Last revised Sep. 21, 2006