Electromagnetism - Theory and Application, 8 credits (TFYA69)

Elektromagnetism - teori och tillämpning, 8 hp

Main field of study

Applied Physics Physics

Level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Jens Jensen

Director of studies or equivalent

Magnus Johansson
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6CITE Information Technology, M Sc in Engineering 4 (Spring 2017) 1 3 Swedish Linköping o

Main field of study

Applied Physics, Physics

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G2X

Course offered for

  • Information Technology, M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Calculus, Mechanics, Wave physics.

Intended learning outcomes

The course aims to give an introduction electromagnetism and the role it has in applications of technical relevance. After successful examination the student should be able to;

  • solve problems related to electrostatics and magnetostatics
  • solve problems related to induction and electromagnetic waves
  • independently using electromagnetic theory to solve with problems
  • relate theory to applications based on electric and magnetic phenomena
  • calculate and visualize electromagnetic fields using computer simulations
  • conduct basic measurements related to electromagnetic fields

 

Course content

Relevant mathematical concepts: Coordinate systems scalar fields and vector fields.
Electrostatics: Electric Field Intensity, Coulomb's law, Potential, Gauss's law.
Magnetostatics: Steady Electric Currents, Current Density, Equation of Continuity, Magnetic Flux Density, Biot-Savart law, Ampere's Circuital law, Magnetic Materials, Magnetic Circuits, Magnetic Dipole, Motion of Charged Particles in Electromagnetic Fields.
Dielectric and magnetic materials: Capacitance, Resistance, Electric Dipole, Polarization, Electrostatic Energy and Forces. Magnetization, Magnetostatic Energy and Forces.
Induction: Time-Varying Electromagnetic Fields, Faraday's law, Electromotive Force, Displacement Current Density.
Electromagnetic Waves: Poynting Vector. Reflection and refraction.
Applications related to electromagnetism: wireless communication, memory technology, etc.
For the interested few, vector calculus and electromagnetic theory on differential form: Divergens, curl, Gauss's and Stoke's theorems. Poisson's and Laplace's Equations. Method of images. Boundary conditions.

Teaching and working methods

Lectures, Problem solving sessions, Laboratory work. Problem based learning and group activities.

Examination

TEN1Written examinationU, 3, 4, 53.5 credits
LAB1Laboratory workU, G1.5 credits
BAS1Tutorial workU, G2 credits
KTR1Written testU, G0 credits
UPG1Hand-in assignmentsU, G1 credits

The optional assignments may give bonus points on the written exam.

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Other information

Supplementary courses: The course content is relvant for several upcoming courses on the programme (Linjära system för kommunikation, Automatic Control, Bachelor project and courses on the advanced level).

Department

Inst för fysik, kemi och biolog

Director of Studies or equivalent

Magnus Johansson

Examiner

Jens Jensen

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 96 h
Recommended self-study hours: 117 h

Course literature

•Kursboken utgörs av: Lars Alfred Engström, Elektromagnetism - från bärnsten till fältteori [ISBN 9789144015101], köps tex. på Bokakademin •Ett Kurskompendium med material till föreläsningar och lektioner. Laddas hem via kursrummet. Finns också att köpa på Bokakademin. •Laborationsinstruktioner och andra dokument som också laddas hem via kursrummet.
•Kursboken utgörs av: Lars Alfred Engström, Elektromagnetism - från bärnsten till fältteori [ISBN 9789144015101], köps tex. på Bokakademin •Ett Kurskompendium med material till föreläsningar och lektioner. Laddas hem via kursrummet. Finns också att köpa på Bokakademin. •Laborationsinstruktioner och andra dokument som också laddas hem via kursrummet.
TEN1 Written examination U, 3, 4, 5 3.5 credits
LAB1 Laboratory work U, G 1.5 credits
BAS1 Tutorial work U, G 2 credits
KTR1 Written test U, G 0 credits
UPG1 Hand-in assignments U, G 1 credits

The optional assignments may give bonus points on the written exam.

Regulations (apply to LiU in its entirety)

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LiU’s rule book for education at first-cycle and second-cycle levels is available at http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/Innehall/Utbildning_pa_grund-_och_avancerad_niva. 

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