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Electromagnetic Fields and Waves with Space applications 7.5 Credits

Elektromagnetism med rymdtillämpningar
First cycle, F0001R
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2007 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Space and Atmospeheric Science
Subject group (SCB)
Space Technology

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and Knowledge in calculus in one variable, linear algebra, differential equations, classical mechanics, and some knowledge of space science. Familarity with technical report writing in english.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
To give basic knowledge of the fundamentals in electrostatics , magnetostatics, and electromagnetic waves, with an emphasis on space applications. Familiarity with some of the mathematical methods used to solve problems in electromagnetism. The ability to plan and perform experiments, to work in groups, analyse experimental results, and to finally present those in a written technical report.

Item 1, theoretical part, 4 p (6 Hp).
The course consists of electrical charge, electrical field, Gauss’ law, electric potential, capacitors and dielectrics, currents in materials, production, properties and effects of magnetic fields, Faraday’s law, inductance and circuit oscillations, alternating currents, Maxwell’s equations, electromagnetic waves. Calculus in several variables to the extent needed in order to formulate Maxwell\'s equations.

Item 2, laboratory part, 1 p (1.5 Hp).
The moment consists of a laboratory course with compulsatory hand in exercises and report writing.
In one item the quotient between the electric charge and the mass of the electron is determined with the help of Helmholtz\'s coils. In another item the condensator is treated.

The teaching is given in form of lectures and group lectures where problem solving techniques are trained. Guidance in connection with laboratory work.

The examination is done partly by means of a written exam on the theoretical part, partly by means of an oral and/or written account of the laboratory parts of the course. The written exam is graded with Not Approved (NA), grades 3, 4 or 5. Laboratory moments are graded with passed (G) or failed (U. In order to pass the course it is required that all examinations and obligatory tasks are completely satisfactory. The final grade given for the course reflects the results obtained in the various components of the course.

Transition terms

Johnny Ejemalm

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2007 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
P. Fishbane, S. Gasiorowicz, S. Thornton, Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Vol.2, (Ch. 21-38), 3rd edition, Addison-Wesley, 2005.
ISBN13: 9780131418813
ISBN10: 0131418815
or the course literature below that also covers the course F0002R:
P. Fishbane, S. Gasiorowicz, S. Thornton, Physics for Scientists and Engineers (Ch. 1-40), 3rd edition, Addison-Wesley, 2005. ISBN-10: 0131420941

Course offered by
Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering

0001Written exam6.0G U 3 4 5
0002Laboratory work1.5U G#

Syllabus established
The course plan was accepted by the Dept of Space Science 2007-02-28 and remains valid as from H07.

Last revised
The course plan was accepted by the Dept of Space Science 2007-02-28 and remains valid as from H07.