FYS236 Electrodynamics

Credits (ECTS):5

Course responsible:Mathijs Adriaan Janssen

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Norsk, engelsk

Course frequency:Annually

Nominal workload:Per week 9 hours in 14 weeks: Lectures: 2 hours per week. Exercises: 2 hours per week. Computer laboratory: 2 hours per week. Preparations and other course work: 3 hours weekly. Total workload: 125 hours.

Teaching and exam period:This course starts in the spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in the spring parallel.

About this course

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, 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.
  • The lectures cover central topics and theories. In the exercise classes and computer laboratory classes 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.
  • The students can contact the teacher for general advice, verbally or by e-mail.
  • FYS101, FYS102, MATH111, MATH112, MATH113
  • Final written exam, 3 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.
  • Compulsory hand-in assignments. Rules for approving mandatory activities will be announced when the course starts.
  • 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.
  • FYS220 (5 credits), FYS135 (2 credits), FYS200 (5 credits)
  • Special requirements in Science