19E062FOE - Physical Principles of Electrodynamics

Course specification
Course title Physical Principles of Electrodynamics
Acronym 19E062FOE
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ESPB 6.0 Status elective
    Condition none
    The goal Starting from the principle of relativity, and the consequent theory of special relativity, the relativistic description of the electromagnetic field and related transformations are derived. Introduce students with: – a review of Special Relativity and its intertwined development with the electromagnetic theory
    The outcome Acquiring necessary skills for the understanding, estimation and solving of certain problems in relativistic physics and relativistic electrodynamics
    Contents of lectures Galilean transformations, Newtonian relativity, Electromagnetism and Newtonian relativity. Attempts to locate the Absolute Frame-Michelson-Morley Experiment a "Save the Ether"—The Lorentz-Fitzgerald contraction, the ether-drag hypothesis. Attempts to modify electrodynamics, the postulates of special relativity theory, derivation of the Lorentz transformation equations.
    Contents of exercises Solved selected problems and examples will be discussed in details during exercise calculus. Video simulations will be used to represent certain important physical effects.
    1. A.Einstein - Relativity, the special and general theory
    2. R.Resnick-Introduction to special relativity
    3. A.N. Matveev-Mechanics and the Theory of Relativity
    4. The Feynman Lectures on Physics
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
    3 2
    Methods of teaching Classical theoretical lectures in the classroom with the solution of practical examples. Solved problems are discussed in detailes during exercises lectures. The acquired knowledge is checked through homework that are evaluated and form the part of the overall assessment.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
    Activites during lectures 20 Test paper 50
    Practical lessons Oral examination
    Colloquia 30