SK1111 Electromagnetism and Waves 7.5 credits
Elektromagnetism och vågrörelselära
Educational levelFirst cycle
Academic level (A-D)A
Grade scaleA, B, C, D, E, FX, F
PeriodsAutumn 13 P1 (7.5 credits)
Start date2013 week: 36
End date2013 week: 44
Language of instructionSwedish
Number of lectures36 (preliminary)
Number of exercises20 (preliminary)
Form of studyNormal
Number of placesNo limitation
ScheduleSchedule (new window)
Course responsibleLars-Gunnar Andersson <email@example.com>
Part of programme
After the course, the student will be able to:
- understand and solve technical problems, relevant for their program, which are related to electrical fields, magnetic fields, mechanical waves, and electromagnetic waves
- explain physical problems, conditions and restrictions to cooperation partners with non technical educations
- estimate size and reasonableness in physical problems
- use and understand restrictions in physical measurements and instruments
- evaluate and present physical measurements in text and in diagrams.
“Physical” in the text above, means that part of physics that is included in the main content (se below).
Course main content
Electrostatics: Electric force, field and potential, Gauss’s theorem, electric field and potential in metals and dielectrics, principles of the capacitor, electrostatic energy.
Magnetism: Sources of the field, force and torque, magnetic materials and magnetic energy, technical applications, induction and inductance.
Waves: Mechanical waves and acoustics. Generation of electromagnetic waves, polarisation, interference and diffraction, coherence. Lasers. Basic geometrical optics.
Recommended previous knowledge:
Basic courses in mechanics and mathematics
Young and Freedman: University Physics, Pearson (the edition used will be announced on the course home page at least four weeks prior to the start of the course).
Instructions to lab experiments.
- INL1 - Hand in Assignments, 1.0 credits, grade scale: P, F
- LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 2.0 credits, grade scale: P, F
- TEN1 - Examination, 4.5 credits, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Requirements for final grade
Written exam (TEN1; 4.5 credits, grading scale A-F)
Hand-in assignments (INL1; 1 credit, grading scale P/F)
Passed lab experiments (LAB1; 2 credits, grading scale P/F).
SCI/Applied undergraduate Physics
Lars-Gunnar Andersson, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. 5537 8107
Course plan valid from:
Examination information valid from: Autumn 07.