FY1003 - Electricity and Magnetism

About

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Work 10/100 ALLE
Written examination 90/100 C

Course content

Electrostatics: Coulomb's law. Electric field and force. Gauss' law. Electric potential and energy. Conductors. Capacitance. Dielectrics. Magnetostatics: Magnetic field, force, moment and energy. Magnetic dipole. Biot-Savart's law. Ampere's law. Magnetic flux. Magnetic materials. Electromagnetic induction: Faraday's law. Lenz' law. Inductance. Simple electric circuits. Electromagnetic waves. Experimental methods: Measuring physical quantities. Data acquisition. Interpretation. Documentation

Learning outcome

The student is expected to: 1. Obtain, through a combined theoretical and experimental approach to the subject, a fundamental understanding of electromagnetic phenomena. 2. Learn how to analyze various problems in electromagnetism with mathematical methods involving vectors and elementary differential and integral calculus. 3. Gain experience in analyzing problems within electromagnetism with ICT based methods. 4. Learn experimental methods in physics.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, compulsory laboratory exercises and compulsory calculation exercises. 2/3 of the calculation exercises and all of the laboratory exercises must be fulfilled. A compulsory lab report counts 10% of the final grade.

Compulsory assignments

  • 8 of 12 Calculation exercises
  • All Laboratory exercises

Further on evaluation

The final grade is based on portfolio assessment. The portfolio includes written exam and report. The evaluation of the different parts is given in %-points, while the entire portfolio is given a letter grade. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments in the portfolio must be re-taken.

The re-sit examination (in August) may be changed from written to oral.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Young & Freedman: University Physics; or Lillestøl, Hunderi, Lien: Generell fysikk, Bind 2: Varmelære og elektromagnetisme. Alternative literature: Griffiths: Introduction to electrodynamics; Tipler & Mosca: Volume 2: Electricity and magnetism; and others.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
FY1303 7.5
TFY4155 7.5 2007-09-01

Timetable

Detailed timetable

Examination

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Spring ORD Work 10/100 ALLE
Spring ORD Written examination 90/100 C
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.