- After completing this course, the student should understand the structure and key concepts of classical electrostatic and magnetostatic theory. For electrostatics, this includes Coulomb's law, divergence and curl of the electric field, electric potential, multipole expansion of the electric potential, polarization, bound charge, electric displacement, energy of the electric field. For magnetostatics, it includes the Lorentz force law, the Biot-Savart law, divergence and curl of the magnetic field, magnetic vector potential, multipole expansion of the vector potential.
- The student should be able to apply this knowledge, along with methods such as the method of images and separation of variables, to solve problems in electrostatics and magnetostatics. (The level is defined by the book by Griffiths that is used).
- The student should be able to write simple computer programs to solve problems related to calculating electric and magnetic fields in various "static" situations.
|This course will be taught in English|
|• Coulomb's law|
• Divergence (Gauss's law) and curl of the electric field (electrostatics)
• Electrical potential
• Poisson's and Laplace's equations and the methods to solve the latter: the methods of image charges and separation of variables
• Multipole expansion of the electric potential
• Polarization, bound and free charge, electric displacement, electric susceptibility and permittivity
• Energy of the electric field
• Biot-Savart law, Lorentz force law
• Magnetic vector potential
• divergence and curl (static) of the magnetic field
• Multipole expansion of the magnetic vector potential, magnetic dipoles
|Electricity and Magnetism 1B; Electricity and Magnetism 2B; Calculus 4|
• D.J. Griffiths, Introduction to Electrodynamics, 3th or 4th edition, Prentice Hall or Addison Wesley or Pearson (4th edition, ISBN 13: 978-0-321-84781-2).
• 16 hours lecture
• 16 hours problem session
• 52 hours individual study period
Extra information teaching methods: Lecture; tutorial (including 2 hours computer/programming tutorial)
|D.J. Griffiths, Introduction to Electrodynamics, 3th or 4th edition, Prentice Hall or Addison Wesley or Pearson|
|Gelegenheden||Blok KW2, Blok KW3|