Course Title : Computer Simulations of Electrodynamics

Code 10C611
Course Year Master 1st
Term 1st term
Class day & Period Tue 5th
Location A1-101/Electrical Engineering Bldg.-Lecture Room (M)/Uji Campus(Remote Lecture Room )
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language English
Instructor ,,

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Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Variables and Classification of Simulation Codes 1
Finite Difference Methods 1
Difference Form of Maxwell's Equation and Grid Assignment / Time Step Chart 1
Courant Condition 1
Electromagnetic Radiation from a Thin Current 1
Buneman-Boris Method for Equation of Motion (Relativistic Eqs.) 1
Interporation of Electromagnetic Field 1
Computatin of Charge and Current Densities, Self-force Cancellation 1
Initilization of Particles and Fields 1
Renormalization and Diagnostics 1
Advection/Wave Equation for 1D Case (FTCS, Lax, Upwind and Lax-Wendroff Methods) 1
von Neumann Stability Analysis 1
Limiter Function 1
Advection/Wave Equation for Multi-Dimensional Case 1
Vlasov Equation 1



(1) H. Matsumoto and Y. Omura, Computer Space Plasma Physics: Simulation Techniques and Softwares, Terra Scientific, Tokyo, 1993.
(2) H. Usui and Y. Omura, Advanced Methods for Space Simulations, Terra Pub, 2007.


Electrodynamics, Vector Analysis, Computer Language

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