Electricity and Magnetism
Faculteit  Science and Engineering 
Jaar  2022/23 
Vakcode  WBPH03310 
Vaknaam  Electricity and Magnetism 
Niveau(s)  propedeuse 
Voertaal  Engels 
Periode  semester II 
ECTS  10 
Rooster  rooster.rug.nl 
Uitgebreide vaknaam  Electricity and Magnetism  
Leerdoelen  At the end of the course, the student is able to: 1. use basics concepts of vector analysis to reformulate a static electromagnetic problem into the relevant equation needed to solve the problem 2. reformulate an electrodynamics problem into the relevant equations needed to solve problems using basics concepts of Maxwell's theory of electrodynamics 3. understand close links between electrodynamics and other fields of physics such as optics and relativity 4. use e.g. symmetry and limiting case arguments to anticipate and check solutions to problems 5. write a clear and structured report of a welldefined lab experiment 6. develop a critical attitude towards the presented material and to pose relevant questions during lectures and study groups 

Omschrijving  The course treats the classical theory of electric and magnetic fields, starting from static charges and stationary currents to Maxwell equations, both in vacuum and in matter. Maxwell’s theory is further applied to obtain the conservation laws, electromagnetic waves, potentials and fields, electromagnetic radiation, and finally connection in made between electrodynamics and relativity. The theory is elucidated by many examples, lecture demonstrations, and practica. An extended set of practical exercises solidifies the knowledge of theory.  
Uren per week  
Onderwijsvorm 
Hoorcollege (LC), Practisch werk (PRC), Werkcollege (T)
(68hrs lectures (LC), 68hrs tutorials (T), 12hrs practicals (PRC), 132hrs self study) 

Toetsvorm 
Practisch werk (PR), Tussentoets (IT)
(95% IT, 5% PR) 

Vaksoort  propedeuse  
Coördinator  Prof. Dr. M.S. Pchenitchnikov  
Docent(en)  prof. dr. S. Hoekstra ,Prof. Dr. M.S. Pchenitchnikov  
Verplichte literatuur 


Entreevoorwaarden  The course units assumes prior knowledge and skills acquired in the first semester of BcS physics study. Some parts of the math are being taught in parallel with the course. The prior knowledge: Classical and relativistic mechanics Vector algebra Differential and integral calculus Complex numbers The prior skills: Solving equations of (mechanical) motion Differentiation and integration Operations with complex numbers 

Opmerkingen  Grading: 1. The final grade is calculates as (0.09*IT1 + 0.135*IT2 + 0.225*IT3 + 0.1*IT4 + 0.15*IT5 + 0.25*IT6 + 0.05*PR) where IT16 are grades for Interim Tests 16, respectively, and PR is the practicum grade. 2. The weighted average of the six interim tests (with weights of 0.1, 0.15, 0.25, 0.1, 0.15, 0.25 for the 6 tests, respectively) has to be higher than 5.5 to pass the theory part. 3. The practical grade has to be higher than 5.5, to pass the practical part. Mandatory: The practicals have to be done within the designated space and time that is reserved for that. Literature: The course covers the following Chapters of Griffiths: 1.11.5; 2; 3.4; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8.1, 8.2.18.2.3; 9.19.3; 10.110.2; 11.1.111.1.2, Example 11.2; 12.1.1, 12.3.212.3.5 This course was previously registered with course code WPPH16001 

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