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Departments' graduate courses for PhD-students.

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Syllabus for

Academic year
FUF085 - Electrodynamics
 
Syllabus adopted 2012-02-22 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPPAS
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Engineering Physics
Department: 17 - FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICS


Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: C

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0111 Examination 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c   Contact examiner,  Contact examiner

In programs

MPAPP APPLIED PHYSICS, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPPAS PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory)

Examiner:

Professor  Måns Henningson


Course evaluation:

http://document.chalmers.se/doc/4d01329a-bb52-4ae5-adbd-835191fb5dd8


Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

Mathematics 30 c (including Linear algebra, Multivariable calculus, Fourier analysis), Mechanics, Electromagnetism,
and Quantum physics.

Aim

To give an introduction to the theory of electromagnetism, in particular in dynamical (non-static) situations,
with applications to physics and technology.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)


* Have an appreciation for the central importance of classical electrodynamics for most of physics as well as for other parts of natural science and engineering.
* Have a good theoretical understanding of the subject.
* Be able to use this to qualitatively describe certain relevant phenomena.
* Effectively use the methods of mathematical physics to analyze both simple and not so simple problems in particular geometries.

Content


* Introduction to Electrostatics
* Boundary-Value Problems in Electrostatics: I
* Multipoles, Electrostatics of Macroscopic Media, Dielectrics
* Magnetostatics, Faraday's Law, Quasi-Static Fields
* Maxwell Equations, Macroscopic Electromagnetism, Conservation Laws
* Plane Electromagnetic Waves and Wave Propagation
* Radiating Systems, Multipole Fields and Radiation
* Scattering and Diffraction

Organisation


Lectures.

Literature


J.D. Jackson, `Classical electrodynamics', (Wiley).

Examination


A large number of hand-in problems will be assigned during the course, and the students will continuously be given feedback on their solutions. At the end of the course there will be an oral exam focusing on the more theoretical aspects of the material.


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