Course - Electricity and Magnetism - FY1003
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
KNOWLEDGE | The candidate should among other things have knowledge about: - Fundamental laws and concepts in electricity and magnetism, especially with regard to Maxwells laws - Electrical circruits and the most common components in such: resistors, capacitors, and inductors - The properties of static electric and magnetic fields and how they arise - The properties of simple, time-dependent electric and magnetic fields and what kind of physical phenomena they generate - Electromagnetic waves and their properties - Important historical experiments in the field of electricity and magnetism SKILLS | The candidate should among other things be able to: - Analyze different problems in electromagnetism using mathematical methods involving vectors and simple differential and integral calculus, both analytically and numerically - Analyze electric circuits to compute currents and voltage drops, both in stationary and time-dependent situations - Solve Maxwells equations for simple systems - Have a rudimentary grasp on how experimental equipment related to electricity and magnetism can be used (this is achieved via lab-exercises) GENERAL COMPETENCY | The candidate should among other things be able to: - Account for the importance of electricity and magnetism in society, especially with regard to technological applications, and give concrete examples of the latter - Point to a plausible physical origin of simple electromagnetic phenomena in nature, based on what the candidate has learned in the course about fundamental laws and concepts in electricity and magnetism
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.
- Calculation exercises
- Laboratory work
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.
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.
Credits: 7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I
Term no.: 1
Teaching semester: SPRING 2022
Language of instruction: Norwegian
Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
- Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
- Spring ORD Work 20/100 ALLE INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
- Spring ORD School exam 80/100 C INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
- * 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.
For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"