Course: Theory of Electromagnetic Field

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Course title Theory of Electromagnetic Field
Course code KFY/P508
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, English
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Švarc Robert, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • 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 Physics (A14) Physics courses 3 Winter
Faculty of Science Computer Modelling in Physics and Technology (A5) Informatics courses 3 Winter
Faculty of Science Computer Modelling in Science and Technology (A6) Informatics courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Science Physics (A6) Physics courses 3 Winter
Faculty of Science Physics (A14) Physics courses 3 Winter