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Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is
to learn the basic laws of electricity
and magnetism and how to apply them.
to learn how to use scientific process and
gain facility with experimental techniques.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to
-apply the basic laws of physics to the
solution of conceptual and qualitative problems.
-to further develop the ability to solve problems
through logical thought and organized reason.
-understand how physical laws and concepts are used to describe phenomena such as motion of electrical charges, magnetic field, the interaction of charged particles,electric circuits, induction, AC-DC currents

Course contents

1 Electrostatics
2 The Electrical Field
3 Gauss's Law
4 Electrical Potential
5 Capacitors and Dielectrics
6 Current and Resistance
7 Direct Current Circuits
8 The Magnetic Field
9 Sources of the Magnetic Field
10 Electromagnetic Induction
11 Inductance and Magnetic Material (part I)
12 Inductance and Magnetic Material (part II)
13 Induction, AC-DC currents

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Math1, Math2, Physics1

Recommended or required reading

University Physics by
Young and Freedman

Study activities

  • Lectures - 80 hours
  • Exercise based learning - 48 hours
  • - 4 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 132 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 4 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 128 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods



Durbo Badal Karis


Durbo Badal

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2011-12-21

Assessment methods

2011-12-21 - Exams

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