Electricity and Magnetism

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode WBPH033-10
Vaknaam Electricity and Magnetism
Niveau(s) propedeuse
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II
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 well-defined 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
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Introduction to Electrodynamics, RUG edition, Pearson D.J. Griffiths 9781783996728
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 IT1-6 are grades for Interim Tests 1-6, 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.

The course covers the following Chapters of Griffiths: 1.1-1.5; 2; 3.4; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8.1, 8.2.1-8.2.3; 9.1-9.3; 10.1-10.2; 11.1.1-11.1.2, Example 11.2; 12.1.1, 12.3.2-12.3.5

This course was previously registered with course code WPPH16001
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