Course Information
SemesterCourse Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleL+PCreditNumber of ECTS Credits

Course Details
Language of Instruction English
Level of Course Unit First Cycle
Department / Program PHYSICS
Mode of Delivery Face to Face
Type of Course Unit Compulsory
Objectives of the Course Teaching the solution approaches to electromagnetic problems in detail, utilizing vector and differential calculus (1-3).
Promoting the reporting of these solutions in an intelligible way (4).
Course Content Magnetostatics, Lorentz force law, Biot-Savart law, divergence and curl of magnetic field, vector potential, magnetic fields in matter and magnetisation. Electrodynamics, electromotive force and magnetic induction, Faraday’s law, Maxwell’s equations. Electromagnetic waves in vacuum and in matter, absorption and dispersion, guided waves. Potentials and fields, radiation, relativistic electrodynamics.
Course Methods and Techniques
Prerequisites and co-requisities ( PHYS301 )
Course Coordinator None
Name of Lecturers Dr.Öğr.Üyesi GÜRCAN ARAL
Assistants None
Work Placement(s) No

Recommended or Required Reading
Resources Griffiths, David J. Introduction to Electrodynamics. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1999.
Zoya B. Popovic and Branko D. Popovic. Introductory Electromagnetics. Prentice Hall, 1999.

Course Category

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"

Assessment Methods and Criteria
In-Term Studies Quantity Percentage
Midterm exams 2 % 60
Quizzes 0 % 0
Homeworks 10 % 10
Other activities 0 % 0
Laboratory works 0 % 0
Projects 0 % 0
Final examination 1 % 30
% 100

ECTS Allocated Based on Student Workload
Activities Quantity Duration Total Work Load
Weekly Course Time 14 4 56
Outside Activities About Course (Attendance, Presentation, Midterm exam,Final exam, Quiz etc.) 14 8 112
Application (Homework, Reading, Self Study etc.) 6 2 12
Exams and Exam Preparations 3 10 30
Total Work Load   Number of ECTS Credits 7 210

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
NoLearning Outcomes
1 Utilizing the formulation and solution approaches sto electromagnetic problems in common geometries (PO1)
2 Being able to use vectoral differential equations related to electromagnetic fields (PO2).
3 Being able to analyze the problems in electromagnetics and being able to utilize the correct mathematical methods for their solutions (PO2,PO4).
4 Being able to report the analyses and the solutions methods both in English and Turkish in the homewoks and examinations (PO8)

Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTopicsStudy MaterialsMaterials
1 Magnetostatics,: Lorentz Force, Griffiths: 5.1
2 Biot-Savart Law, Magnetic vector potential Griffiths: 5.2-5.3
3 Magnetostatic fields in matter: Magnetization. Griffiths: 6.1
4 The field of a magnetized object, the H field, linear and nonlinear media. Griffiths: 6.2-6.4
5 Electrodynamics: Ohm’s law, Emf Griffiths: 7.1
6 Faraday’s law, Maxwell equations, Griffiths: 7.2-7.3
7 Scalar and vector potentials, Poynting’s vector. Griffiths: 7.4-7.5
8 Electromagnetic waves: The wave equation, Griffiths: 8.1
9 Electromagnetic waves in nonconducting media, Griffiths: 8.2
10 Electromagnetic waves in conductors, dispersion, guided waves. Griffiths: 8.3-8.5
11 Electromagnetic radiation: Dipole radiation Griffiths: 9.1
12 Radiaton from a point charge. Griffiths: 9.2-9.3
13 Special theory of relativity: Relativistic mechanics Griffiths: 10.1-10.2
14 Relativistic electrodynamics. Griffiths: 10.3
15 Final 1st week
16 Final 2nd week

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 P6 P7 P8 P9 P10
C1 3
C2 4
C3 4 1
C4 2

Contribution: 0: Null 1:Slight 2:Moderate 3:Significant 4:Very Significant