Electromagnetic Field I

Course Information
TitleΗλεκτρομαγνητικό Πεδίο Ι / Electromagnetic Field I
SchoolElectrical and Computer Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorChristos Antonopoulos
Course ID600000963

Programme of Study: Merikī Foítīsī - PPS Īlektrológōn Mīchanikṓn kai Mīchanikṓn Ypologistṓn (2016 - sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course326

Programme of Study: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Registered students: 265
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CORECompulsory Course326

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Comprehension and familiarization with the physical quantities, properties and methods of the electrostatic field, the steady state current flow field, the magnetostatic field as well as the behavior of materials in their presence, based on the macroscopic model of classical electromagnetism. More specifically: 1. Description of electrostatic field sources and their physical interpretation. Comprehension and assimilation of electrostatic field fundamentals. Familiarization with the macroscopic model and the behavior of perfect conductors and perfect dielectrics (insulators) in the electrostatic field. 2. Comprehension of point, differential, and integral quantities in conjunction with the laws of the electrostatic field. 3. Description of steady state current flow field sources and their physical interpretation. 4. Foundation, proof and assimilation of the fundamental quantities and properties of the steady state current flow field. 5. Investigation of the model and operating principles of ideal grounded electrodes configurations. 6. Description of magnetostatic field sources and their physical meaning. 7. The foundations, proof and understanding of magnetostatic field fundamental quantities and properties. Familiarization with the macroscopic model and the behavior of perfect conductors in the magnetostatic field. 8. Comprehension of point, differential and integral quantities and laws of the magnetostatic field, their physical meaning, their differences and their consequences through the proofs, examples and applications.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Nature of electrostatic field: Charges and charge density distributions. Electric field intensity, electric scalar potential, dielectric displacement, electric flux. Fundamental laws of electrostatic field. Poisson and Laplace equations. Boundary conditions on interfaces. Dielectric media: Electric dipole. Dielectric polarisation. Polarisation charges. Forces on dielectric materials. Perfect conductors: Conducting bodies. Cavities in conducting bodies. Green's reciprocity theorem. Capacitors, capacitance, partial capacitances. Energy and forces: Electrostatic energy. Forces on systems of conductors. Charged particles moving in electrostatic field. Analytical methods: Uniqueness theorem. Method of electric images. Separation of variables method. Other methods. Nature of current flow field: Intensity and density of electric current. Continuity equation. Boundary conditions. Electromotive force. Resistance. Ohm's law. Kirchhoff's laws. Resistance of a conductor of variable cross-section. Lossy capacitor. Energy. Joule's law. Theorem of minimum thermal losses. Power density. Grounded electrodes: spherical, hemispherical, prolate spheroidal, rod. Nature of magnetostatic field: Magnetic induction and flux. Biot-Savart law. Magnetic field intensity. Ampere's law. Scalar and vector magnetic potential. Poisson's vector equation. Magnetic moment. Magnetic flux and linkage. Solenoid. Self-inductance. Forces on current carrying conductors. Torque. Hall effect. Boundary conditions on interfaces.
Electromagnetism, Electrostatic field, Magnetostatic field, Theoretical electrotechnics
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Written exams (duration 180 minutes)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Θ. Δ. Τσιμπούκης, Ηλεκτρομαγνητικό Πεδίο (ενιαίος τόμος), Ίδρυμα Τεχνολογίας και Έρευνας - Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Κρήτης, Ηράκλειο, 2014 (ISBN: 978-960-524-324-1). 2. Ι. Ρουμελιώτης και Ι. Τσαλαμέγκας, Ηλεκτρομαγνητικά Πεδία, Τόμος Β, Εκδόσεις Α. Τζιόλα & Υιοί Α.Ε., Θεσσαλονίκη, 2010 (ISBN: 978-960-418-292-3). 3. D. J. Griffiths, Εισαγωγή στην Ηλεκτροδυναμική (ενιαίος τόμος), Ίδρυμα Τεχνολογίας και Έρευνας - Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Κρήτης, Ηράκλειο, 2012 (ISBN: 978-960-524-381-4). 4. J. Kraus, Ηλεκτρομαγνητισμός, 5η εκδοση, Εκδόσεις Α. Τζιόλα & Υιοί Α.Ε., Θεσσαλονίκη, 2011 (ISBN:978-960-418-334-0). 5. Ι. Λ. Βομβορίδης, Ηλεκτρομαγνητικά Πεδία, Μέρος Β, 2η έκδοση, Εκδότης: Καλαμαρά Έλλη, Αθήνα, 2012 (ISBN: 978-960-7888-93-8).
Additional bibliography for study
1. J. G. Van Bladel, Electromagnetic Fields, 2nd edition, Wiley-IEEE Press, 2007. 2. R. E. Collin, Field Theory of Guided Waves, 2nd edition, Wiley-IEEE Press, 1990. 3. J. R. Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics, 3rd edition, Wiley, 1998.
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