Course: Theory of Electromagnetic Field

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Course title Theory of Electromagnetic Field
Course code KFY/K508
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Novotný Dušan, doc. RNDr. CSc.
Course content

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
Introduction: Experimental motivation, electric and magnetic phenomena around, concept of physical field. Vectors and tensors. Differential calculus of scalar and vector fields; grad, div and curl operations, Gauss' Divergence Theorem, Stokes' Theorem. Electrostatics: Coulomb law, Gauss law, scalar potential ö, multipole expansion for ö . Electrostatics in matter (guides and dielectrics, capacity, polarization P). Boundary conditions. Electric energy. Magnetostatics: Current and Ohm law, Ampére law, Biot-Savart law, vector potential. Magnetostatics in matter. Boundary conditions. Electromagnetism: Electromagnetic induction. Maxwell equations, Lorentz force, wave equation. Field energy and momentum. Electromagnetic waves and their propagation, Fresnell' formulas. Electromagnetic potentials ö and A. Radiation of electromagnetic fields.


Assessment methods and criteria
Recommended literature
  • Jackson, J. D. Classical Electrodynamics (3-rd Edition). John Willey, New York, 1998. ISBN 978-0471309321.
  • Kvasnica J. Teorie elektromagnetického pole. Academia Praha, 1985.
  • Novotný D., Fišer K. Sbírka příkladů z teorie elektromagn. pole II. Pedagog.fakulta v Ústí n.L., 1991.
  • Novotný D. Sbírka příkladů z teorie elektromagn. pole I. Pedagog.fakulta v Ústí n.L., 1988.
  • Novotný D. Teorie elektromagnetického pole. PřF UJEP, Ústí n.L, 2008.
  • Sedlák B., Štoll I. Elektřina a magnetismus. Academia Praha, 2002.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Computer Modelling in Physics and Technology (A8) Informatics courses 3 Winter
Faculty of Science Physics (double subject) (A14) Physics courses 3 Winter
Faculty of Science Physics (A14) Physics courses 3 Winter
Faculty of Science Physics (double subject) (A8) Physics courses 3 Winter