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CODE 57191
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR FIS/01
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course contains an exposition of the fundamental principles and the main applications of classical electromagnetism and optics.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Basic understanding of the fundamental laws of electromagnetism, based on experimental facts. Role of electromagnetism and optics in other fields of science and technology. Capability of solving simple problems in this context.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

- Understanding of the observational basis of classical electromagnetism and formulation of the relevant laws.

- Maxwell's equations in integral form from experimental evidences. Main applications.

- Maxwell's equation in differential form and their solutions.

- Wave equation from Maxwell's equations. Idea of elecromagnetic wave and connections with optics.

- Solution of simple problems  electrostatics, magnetostatics, electromagnetic induction, geometrical optics and wave optics.

TEACHING METHODS

Traditional lectures at the blackboard. About 30% of the total time is devoted to exercises and problems.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Electrostatics in empty space: electric field and electric potential. Systems of conductors. Electrostatics in the presence of dielectric media. Stationary electric currents. Kirchoff's laws. RC circuit. Stationary magnetic field in empty space. Time-dependent electric and magnetic fields. Maxwell equations. Electromagnetic waves: spectrum, energy, sources. Releftion and transmission. Interference and diffraction.
 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

D. J. Griffiths, Introduction to Electrodynamics, third edition (1998, Benjamin Cummings)

W.E. Gettys, F.J. Keller, M.J.Skove, Fisica 2, Mc Graw Hill

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

The class will start according to the academic calendar.

Class schedule

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile all'indirizzo EasyAcademy.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Written test with three exercises in three hours. Oral test, approximately 30 minutes.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Through the written exam, the student's ability to face and solve physics problems related to the topics addressed during the course will be evaluated. The oral test will evaluate the theoretical understanding of the above.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
11/01/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto riservata agli studenti iscritti a.a.2022/23 e aa.aa. precedenti
08/02/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto riservata agli studenti iscritti a.a.2022/23 e aa.aa. precedenti
12/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
10/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
11/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto

FURTHER INFORMATION

Teaching style: In presence

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