Electromagnetic Field I

Course Information
TitleΗΛΕΚΤΡΟΜΑΓΝΗΤΙΚΟ ΠΕΔΙΟ Ι / Electromagnetic Field I
SchoolElectrical and Computer Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorChristos Antonopoulos
Course ID20000572

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • 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
Following course completion, the students will be capable of comprehend and get familiar with the physical quantities, properties and methods of the electrostatic field, the steady state current flow field, as well as the behavior of materials in their presence, based on the macroscopic model of classical electromagnetism. More specifically, the students will acquire the following skills: - To understand the physical meaning of various physical quantities and concepts in various practical and applied problems of the electrostatic field, the steady state current flow fields and describe the form of fields, charges and currents in respective systems. - To perform simple calculations of the electrostatic field in simple, model components consisting of conductors and dielectrics, thus approximating more complex problems of current technological practice. - To perform energy and power calculations in simple structures and components under the influence of the electrostatic field. - To use specialized electromagnetic analysis software for static fields to model complex devices and components.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • 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.
Electric field from steady state current flow.
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.
Electromagnetism, Electrostatic 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 - Βασική Θεωρία και Εφαρμογές, Τόμος Ι, ΙΤΕ-Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Κρήτης, Ηράκλειο, 2011 (ISBN: 978-960-524-325-8).
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. J. Kraus, Ηλεκτρομαγνητισμός, 5η εκδοση, Εκδόσεις Α. Τζιόλα & Υιοί Α.Ε., Θεσσαλονίκη, 2011 (ISBN:978-960-418-334-0).
4. Ι. Λ. Βομβορίδης, Ηλεκτρομαγνητικά Πεδία, Μέρος Β, Εκδόσεις Συμεών, Αθήνα, 2009 (ISBN: 978-960-788-95-2).
Additional bibliography for study
1. D. J. Griffiths, Introduction to Electrodynamics, ΙΤΕ-Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Κρήτης, Ηράκλειο, 2012.
2. J. G. Van Bladel, Electromagnetic Fields, 2nd edition, Wiley-IEEE Press, 2007.
3. R. E. Collin, Field Theory of Guided Waves, 2nd edition, Wiley-IEEE Press, 1990.
4. J. R. Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics, 3rd edition, Wiley, 1998.
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