Study programme 2022-2023Français
Electromagnetism I : Classic Field Theory and in motion charges
Programme component of Bachelor's in Physics à la Faculty of Science

CodeTypeHead of UE Department’s
contact details
US-B2-SCPHYS-005-MCompulsory UEBOULANGER NicolasS827 - Physique de l'Univers, Champs et Gravitation
  • BOULANGER Nicolas

of instruction
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Français
Français402000077.002nd term

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
S-PHYS-010Electromagnetism I : Classic Field Theory and in motion charges4020000Q2100.00%

Programme component

Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the fundamentals
    • Have a good knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of physics and of the role of models and theories.
    • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of mathematics suitable for the study of physics, and be able to use this mathematics in applications in the field of physics
    • Undertake further study having already acquired and enhanced the necessary learning skills
  • Provide clear and accurate information
    • Communicate complex information to a qualified scientific partner
  • Grow personally and professionally
    • Have developed generic skills that are applicable in other contexts, especially a basic knowledge of chemistry, the use of the English language and understanding programming techniques
  • Have a rigorous scientific approach
    • Solve simple problems in the context of physics by identifying their basic aspects and by using both appropriate theoretical and experimental methods

Learning Outcomes of UE

By the end of the course, the student should be able to master Maxwell's equations in their manifestly and non-manifestly relativistic invariant forms. He/she should be able to solve them in simple situations, by using the various mathematical tools introduced, like vector calculus, Green's functions and distributions, separation of variables, etc.

UE Content: description and pedagogical relevance

Maxwell equations in non relativistic and relativistic forms. Lorentz and gauge invariances. Plane waves. Electrostatic. Magnetostatic. Electrostatic of dielectrics. Oscillating dipole and radiation. Retarded potential. Energy-momentum tensor. Wave guides, emission of electromagnetic waves by relativistic accelerated charges.

Prior Experience

General Physics, Analysis, Linear Algebra, Special Relativity and tensor calculus.

Type of Teaching Activity/Activities

AAType of Teaching Activity/Activities
  • Cours magistraux
  • Exercices dirigés

Mode of delivery

AAMode of delivery
  • Face-to-face

Required Learning Resources/Tools

AARequired Learning Resources/Tools
S-PHYS-010Lecture notes of the teacher, available on Teams.

Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
S-PHYS-010D. Griffiths, Introduction to Electrodynamics, 4th edition (2017) Cambridge.
J. Jackson, Electrodynamique classique, (2001) Dunod

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
S-PHYS-010J.D. Jackson, Classical electrodynamics, 3rd edition, J. Wiley (1999)

Grade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next

AAGrade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next

Term 2 Assessment - type

AAType(s) and mode(s) of Q2 assessment
  • Written examination - Face-to-face

Term 2 Assessment - comments

AATerm 2 Assessment - comments

Term 3 Assessment - type

AAType(s) and mode(s) of Q3 assessment
  • Written examination - Face-to-face

Term 3 Assessment - comments

AATerm 3 Assessment - comments
(*) HT : Hours of theory - HTPE : Hours of in-class exercices - HTPS : hours of practical work - HD : HMiscellaneous time - HR : Hours of remedial classes. - Per. (Period), Y=Year, Q1=1st term et Q2=2nd term
Date de dernière mise à jour de la fiche ECTS par l'enseignant : 15/05/2022
Date de dernière génération automatique de la page : 03/02/2023
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