Course Information
TitleΗΛΕΚΤΡΟΜΑΓΝΗΤΙΣΜΟΣ / Electromagnetism
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorKonstantinos Efthymiadis
Course ID40003012

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Required Courses
  • ΜΑΥ201 Mathematics I
  • ΜΑΥ202 Applied Mathematics I
  • ΜΑΥ203 Mathematics II
  • ΓΘΥ203 Physics III (Electricity - Magnetism)
  • ΜΑΥ204 Applied Mathematics II
  • ΜΑΥ205 Mathematical Methods in Physics
  • ΜΑΥ206 Mathematics III
Learning Outcomes
Education of the students with respect to electromagnetic field theory, especially: Conception of Maxell's equations, their solutions and the physical phenomena which these solutions describe, explain and predict. Propagation of the electromagnetice forces, the filds of moving charges and the retarded potentials concept. The concept and the theory of relativistic electrodynamics
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Section 1: Electromagnetic field equations: Maxwell equations in space and time domain, both in differential and integral form. Emphasis is laid to dynamic phenomena, which the third and fourth Maxwell equations explain and describe(electromagnetic induction, displacement current etc). Scalar and vector potentials are defined. Coulomb and Lorenz gauges are analyzed. The energy of electric charge and current distributions, the electromagnetic field energy and Poynting vector are analyzed. The equation of electromagnetic field energy conservation is proved. Section 2 : Solution of Maxwell's equation in Space and time domain-electromagnetic wave propagation: a) plane electromagnetic waves b) electromagnetic properties of materials c) propagation of electromagnetic waves in space and material media d) boundary conditions e)electromagnetic field of time varying charges and currents. Section 3 :Electromagnetic field of moving charges: Global solution of Maxwell equations concerning retarded potentials. Solution is found for the electromagnetic field of moving particles with constant velocity or accelerated. Emphasis is laid to the limited velocity of electromagnetic force propagation. Section 4: Relativistic electrodynamics: Postulate of electric charge conservation, Lorenz transformations and unchanging of Maxwell' equations and their solutions. Transformations of scalar and vector potentials, electric and magnetic field intensities. Emphasis is laid to the unified entity of the electromagnetic force
electromagnetic field, electromagnetic induction, scalar potential, vector potential, Maxwell' s equations, electromagnetic field in space, plane electromagnetic waves, electromagnetic field in material media, retarded potentials, electromagnetic fields of moving charges, relativistic electrodynamics
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Beyond the classical teaching procedure of the theory, exercises are solved at all the sections of the course and, for some of them, results, concerning applications of the theory, are presented via specific software.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment195
Student Assessment
Solution of four exercises
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Θεωρία Ηλεκτρομαγνητικού Πεδίου (Κ.Γ. Ευθυμιάδης, Αικ. Σιακαβάρα, Ε. Παπαδημητράκη - Χλίχλια, Ι.Α. Τσουκαλάς, Εκδόσεις CopyCity Ε.Π.Ε., 2015) 2. Εισαγωγή στην Ηλεκτροδυναμική (σε έναν τόμο) (David Griffiths, Ιδρυμα Τεχνολογίας & Έρευνας - Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Κρήτης, 2012)
Additional bibliography for study
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