Course code FYS236

FYS236 Electrodynamics

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Course responsible: Ruth Heidi Samuelsen Nygård
Teachers: Øven Andreas Grimenes
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in the spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in the spring parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2017-2018
Course contents:

Lectures: Two hours per week where central topics in the course are discussed. Exercises: Two hours per week where the students work individually or in groups of two with problem solving, and where a teacher will help if necessary. Computer laboratory: two hours per week, where electromagnetism topics are simulated with COMSOL.

The course covers:

  • Electromagnetism with the application of vector fields: Coulomb's law, Gauss law, dielectric materials, Poisson's and Laplace's equations, the Biot-Savart law, Faraday's law, Maxwell's equations in differential form, electromagnetic waves.
Learning outcome:
Obtain a good understanding of electromagnetism and the laws used in computation. To understand how electromagnetism can be described by vector fields. 
Learning activities:
The lectures cover central topics and theories. In the exercises and computer laboratory the student will solve quantitative and conceptual problems on topics that have been covered in the lectures. Both analytical and computational approaches may be applied in the problem solving.
Teaching support:
The plan is to place the students in study groups to cooperate with other students in this course. The students can contact the teacher for general advice, verbally or by e-mail.
Detailed course curriculum will be handed out during the first lecture.
FYS101, FYS102, MATH111, MATH112, MATH113
Recommended prerequisites:
FYS155 and FYS103 (can be taken in parallell)
Mandatory activity:
Compulsory hand-in assignments. Rules for approving mandatory activities will be announced when the course starts.
Final written exam
Nominal workload:
Per week 9 hours in 15 weeks: Lectures: 2 hours per week. Exercises: 2 hours per week. Computer laboratory: 2 hours per week. Preparations and other course work: 5 hours weekly. Total workload: 125 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
FYS220 (5 credits), FYS135 (2 credits), FYS200 (5 credits)
Type of course:
The teaching period consists of 14 weeks. There will be 13 weeks of organized teaching Lectures: 1 x 2 hours x 13 weeks = 26 hours. Exercises: 1 x 2 hours x 13 weeks = 26 hours. Computer laboratory: 1 x 2 hours x 13 weeks = 26 hours.
The external and internal examiner jointly prepare the exam questions and the correction manual. The external examiner reviews the internal examiner's examination results by correcting a random sample of candidates' exams as a calibration according to the Department's guidelines for examination markings.
Allowed examination aids: B1 Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: Letter grades