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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • explain the meanings of the newly defined (emboldened) terms and symbols, and use them appropriately

  • distinguish between perfect conduction and perfect diamagnetism, and give a qualitative description of the Meissner effect

  • explain how observation of a persistent current can be used to estimate an upper limit on the resistivity of a superconductor, and perform calculations related to such estimates

  • explain why the magnetic flux through a superconducting circuit remains constant, and describe applications of this effect

  • show how the London equations and Maxwell's equations lead to the prediction of the Meissner effect.


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