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* Retrieved from Course syllabus EI1228 (Autumn 2021–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Electrostatics:

  • Coulomb's law; the electric field E; charge distributions; Gauss law, where fields are defined based on their force, calculate fields from given charge distriubutions
  • the scalar potential; electrostatic energy; conductors; capacitance
  • method of images, for boundary value problems,
  • the electric dipole; polarisation; bound charges; The D-field; dielectrics; permittivity; the interaction of the electric field with material. 
  • current density; conductivity; resistance; Joule's law.

Magnetostatics and induction:

  • Biot-Savart's law; the magnetic field B; the continuity equation; Ampère's law; the vector potential; The B-field defined from its force; calculate magnetic fields from a given stationary current density
  • the magnetic dipole; magnetisation; bound current density; The H-field; permeability; magnetic field interaction with materials. 
  • electromotive force; the induction law; inductance; magnetic energy.

Intended learning outcomes

After a pass mark on course, the student shall from a description of an electromagnetic problem be able to

  • solve electrostatic problems by choosing correct method, analyse the problem with correctly applied theory and mathematical tools (vector algebra, integral calculus, approximations), to obtain and present correct results, and evaluate the plausability of the results.
  • solve magnetostatic problems and induction problems by choosing correct method, analyse the problem with correctly applied theory and mathematical tools (vector algebra, integral calculus, approximations), to obtain and present correct results, and evaluate the plausability of the results. 

Note that ’solve problems’ in the intended learning outcomes above means also that based on an appropriate part of Maxwell's equations by means of e g vector calculus, integral calculus and differential calculus be able to show how, in the electromagnetism, known expressions are related to one another. For example, Gauss law on integral form should be able to be derived based on the differential equation. 

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

  • Knowledge in algebra and geometry, 7.5 higher education credits, equivalent to completed course SF1624.
  • Knowledge in one variable calculus, 7.5 higher education credits, equivalent to completed course SF1625.
  • Knowledge in multivariable analysis, 7.5 higher education credits, equivalent to completed course SF1626.
  • Knowledge in electrical circuit analysis, 7.5 higher education credits, equivalent to completed course EI1110/SK1104.
  • Knowledge in vector calculus equivalent to active participation in ED1110/SI1146.

Active participation in a course offering where the final examination is not yet reported in LADOK is considered equivalent to completion of the course.

Registering for a course is counted as active participation.

The term 'final examination' encompasses both the regular examination and the first re-examination.

Recommended prerequisites

Through knowledge of 1:st year courses in mathematics (up to and including Guass and Stokes theorems for vector quantities) and science (basic concepts like force, power, energy, center of gravity).

Equipment

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Literature

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination

  • KONE - Partial exam E, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • KONM - Partial exam E, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Profile picture Lars Jonsson

Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web EI1228

Offered by

EECS/Electrical Engineering

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering, Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Lars Jonsson

Transitional regulations

The earlier course part TEN1 has been replaced by KONE and KONM.

Supplementary information

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see:
http://www.kth.se/en/eecs/utbildning/hederskodex.