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 electrostatic problems in detail, utilizing vector and differential calculus (1-3).
Promoting the reporting of these solutions in an intelligible way (4).
Course Content Vector algebra, differential and integral calculus, and curvilinear coordinates. Electrostatistics, Gauss’ law, divergence and curl of electrostatic fields, electric potential, Laplace equation and method of images. Static electric fields in matter, polarisation, electric displacement and dielectric materials.
Course Methods and Techniques
Prerequisites and co-requisities None
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.
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 % 25
Quizzes 0 % 0
Homeworks 2 % 25
Other activities 0 % 0
Laboratory works 0 % 0
Projects 0 % 0
Final examination 1 % 50
% 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 electrostatic problems in common geometries (PO1)
2 Being able to use vectoral differential equations related to electrostatic fields (PO2).
3 Being able to analyze the problems in electrostatics 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 Vector Algebra Griffiths: 1.1-1.3
2 Differential and integral calculus Griffiths: 1.4-1.5
3 Curvilinear coordinates Griffiths: 1.6
4 The electrostatic field, its divergence and curl Griffiths: 2.1-2.2
5 Electric potential and electrostatic boundary conditions Griffiths: 2.3
6 Work and energy in electrostatics and conductors Griffiths: 2.4-2.5
7 Laplace’s equation Griffiths: 3.1
8 The method of images Griffiths: 3.2
9 Seperation of variables Griffiths: 3.3
10 Multipole expansion Griffiths: 3.4
11 Polarization Griffiths: 4.
12 Field of a polarized object Griffiths. 4.2
13 The electric displacement Griffiths: 4.3
14 Linear dielectrics Griffiths: 4.4
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