FY1003 - Electricity and Magnetism


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 20/100 ALLE
Written examination 80/100 4 hours 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, computational and experimental projects, compulsory laboratory exercises and compulsory calculation exercises.
The student's expected work load in the course is 225 hours.

Compulsory assignments

  • Regneøving
  • Laboratorieøvinger

Further on evaluation

The final grade is based on portfolio assessment. The portfolio includes written exam and projects. 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 01.09.2007


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Digital exam Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Spring ORD work 20/100 ALLE
Spring ORD Written examination INSPERA 80/100 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.