3008.18 - Electromagnetism

Course number
Mathematics 1 (simultaneously)
To introduce the students to electromagnetic theory and apply it to solve simple but realistic problems
Electric charge, electric field and flux, Gauss’ law, electric potential, capacitance, dielectrics, current, resistance, electromotive force, direct current (DC) circuits. Magnetic field and flux, magnetic force, sources of magnetic field, electromagnetic induction, inductance, alternating current (AC) and AC-circuits. Maxwell’s equations, waves, electromagnetic waves.
Learning and teaching approaches
Lectures, problem solving, laboratory exercises.
Learning outcomes
On completion of the course, the successful student will be able to: - Describe electromagnetic fields using vector analysis - Calculate charge and fields associated with conductors and insulators - Calculate magnetic fields in magnetic and nonmagnetic materials - Calculate electromagnetic forces - Describe the functionality and significance of commonly used components in electric Circuits, i.e. resistors, capacitors, inductors, voltage and current sources - Analyze DC circuits - Analyze single phase AC circuits - Describe the significance of Maxwell’s equations - Apply Maxwell’s equations to solve symmetrical problems - Describe the relationship between flux linkage, inductance and induced voltage - Calculate energy and power in electromagnetic waves - Demonstrate use of standard laboratory instrumentation - Evaluate the influence on results when comparing ideal symmetrical problems to more realistic problems
Assessment method
End-of-course 4 hour written exam. Reference material not permitted. There are four mandatory submissions that have to be passed in order to be allowed to attend the examination. The final mark will be based on both examination (80%) and coursework (20%)
Marking scale
University Physics with modern physics, Young and Freedman, Pearson, 14th Ed. 2016
Benadikt Joensen