# Fiches de cours

## General physics: electromagnetism

Grundler Dirk

English

#### Summary

The topics covered by the course are concepts of fluid mechanics, waves, and electromagnetism.

#### Content

Concepts of fluid mechanics
- Statics and dynamics of ideal fluids
Waves
- General understanding of wave motion, including energetic aspects
- Description of different waves propagating in a dense medium, refraction
- Superposition of waves: reflection, stationary waves, wave modulation, interference, and diffraction
Electromagnetism
- Electrostatics: Coulomb law and electric field, Gauss law, electric potential, capacity and energy, electric fields in dielectric matter
- Electrical currents and AC circuits
- Magnetostatics: the electrical currents and the magnetic field, the two fundamental laws, magnetic properties of matter, ferromagnetism.
- The Faraday law: the electromotive force, the law of induction, self and mutual inductances, the magnetic energy
- Maxwell equations: the displacement current and Maxwell equations in vacuum and materials, electromagnetic waves, Poynting vector, energy considerations

#### Keywords

Electromagnetism, electricity and magnetism, interference, diffraction, Poynting vector, Maxwell's equations, vector calculus, div, grad, curl, Laplacian (in different coordinate systems), vector and integral identities

#### Learning Prerequisites

##### Required courses

General Physics I, II

##### Recommended courses

Mathematics courses 1st year

#### Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:
• Integrate topics of the course
• Manipulate equations given in the course
• Apply concepts given in the course to practical problems
• Solve problems using the concepts given in the course
• Choose appropriate method for solving a problem
• Deduce properties on the basis of fundamental laws
• Analyze quantitatively consequences of wave phenomena such as interference, diffraction, etc.

#### Transversal skills

• Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.
• Communicate effectively, being understood, including across different languages and cultures.
• Give feedback (critique) in an appropriate fashion.

#### Teaching methods

Ex cathedra with demonstrations and exercises supervised in class; clickers

#### Expected student activities

Attendance at lectures, completing exercises, revision of lecture contents, feedback (also via e.g. electronic means (clickers))

Written Exam

#### Supervision

 Office hours Yes Assistants Yes

#### Resources

##### Bibliography

There are several textbooks that address concepts and aspects of the lecture (on different levels). Among them there are the following: (in French or English) M. Alonso and E.J. Finn: "Physique generale - 2. Champs et ondes", 2. Ed. - Dunod (Paris);  F. A. Reuse, "Electrodynamique", PPUR; (in English) A. Zangwill, "Modern Electrodynamics", Cambridge University Press; (advanced level) J. D. Jackson, "Classical Electrodynamics, 3rd Edition, Wiley. Introduction to electrodynamics, David J. Griffiths, 2014. Fluid mechanics - fundamentals and applications, Yunus A.Çengel, John M. Cimbala, 2010. Further textbooks are available in the library.

#### Prerequisite for

General physics IV and Electromagnetism II

### Dans les plans d'études

• Semestre
Automne
• Forme de l'examen
Ecrit
• Crédits
6
• Matière examinée
General physics: electromagnetism
• Cours
4 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Exercices
2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Passerelle HES - EL, 2019-2020, Semestre automne
• Semestre
Automne
• Forme de l'examen
Ecrit
• Crédits
6
• Matière examinée
General physics: electromagnetism
• Cours
4 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Exercices
2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Semestre
Automne
• Forme de l'examen
Ecrit
• Crédits
6
• Matière examinée
General physics: electromagnetism
• Cours
4 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Exercices
2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

### Semaine de référence

LuMaMeJeVe
8-9  GCC330
9-10
10-11
11-12
12-13
13-14 CE4
14-15CE6
15-16
16-17
17-18
18-19
19-20
20-21
21-22

Cours
Exercice, TP
Projet, autre

### légende

• Semestre d'automne
• Session d'hiver
• Semestre de printemps
• Session d'été
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