TFY4155 - Electricity and Magnetism


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination and Work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Work 10/100
Written examination 90/100 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. 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. 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. A re-sit examination may be changed from written to oral.

Compulsory assignments

  • All laboratory exercises
  • 8 of 12 Calculation exercises

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

Suggested literature: Young & Freedman: University Physics; or in Norwegian: 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
FY1003 7.5 2007-09-01


Examination arrangement: Written examination and Work

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Spring ORD Work 10/100
Summer KONT Work 10/100
Spring ORD Written examination 90/100 C 2014-05-24 09:00 F2 , Møterom 8 , Møterom 1C , F1
Summer KONT Written examination 90/100 C 2014-08-13 15:00 KJL5 , KJL3
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
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