FY1003 - Electricity and Magnetism
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
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.
- 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.
Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.
Recommended previous knowledge
Basic physics from upper secondary school, and FY1001 Mechanical Physics. Mathematics corresponding to TMA4100, alternatively MA1101 and MA1201.
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.
Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
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- * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.