F2070 Electricity and magnetism

Faculty of Science
Spring 2023
Extent and Intensity
2/2/0. 4 credit(s) (fasci plus compl plus > 4). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
RNDr. Pavel Konečný, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jan Čech, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Pavel Ondračka, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
RNDr. Pavel Konečný, CSc.
Department of Physical Electronics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: RNDr. Pavel Konečný, CSc.
Supplier department: Department of Physical Electronics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
! F2050 Electricity and magnetism
Basic knowledge of vector calculus, differential and integral calculus is assumed.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The goal of the course is an understanding of fundamental phenomena from Electricity and Magnetism. The course belongs to the basics of physics and it is given for students of the first and second year.
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course the student understand the fundamentals of electricity and magnetism, they are able to apply theoretical knowledge in practical problems.
  • Electric charge.
  • Intensity and potential of electric field. Gauss's law.
  • Poisson's equation.
  • Electric fields around conductors.
  • Capacitors and capacitance.
  • Dielectrics. Polarizability tensor.
  • Electrostatic boundary problem.
  • Electrical conductivity and Ohm's law.
  • Kirchhof's laws and solution of simple electric circuit.
  • Band models of solid state. Conductivity of solid state.
  • Electrolysis.
  • Conductivity of gases. Emission of electrons.
  • Definition of magnetic field.
  • Lorentz force.
  • Amper law.
  • Biot-Savart law.
  • Magnetization.
  • Vector of magnetic polarization.
  • Magnetic properties of material.
  • Magnetic boundary problem. Magnetic circuits. Elements of electrical circuit. Resonant circuits. Oscillations in RLC circuit. Transformers. Summary of Maxwell's equations. Electromagnetic waves.
  • HALLIDAY, David, Robert RESNICK and Jearl WALKER. Fyzika, část 3, Elektřina a magnetismus (Physics). 1st ed. Brno, Praha: Vutium, Prometheus, 2001. ISBN 80-214-1868-0. info
  • SEDLÁK, Bedřich and Ivan ŠTOLL. Elektřina a magnetismus. Vyd. 2., opr. a rozš. Praha: Academia, 2002. 632 s. ISBN 8020010041. info
Teaching methods
lectures, class exercises
Due to the negative epidemiological situation and the MU decision on education in Spring 2021 semester, the lectures and class exercises will be online.
(The present form of lectures and class exercises could be considered if the existing regulations and MU/faculty directions allow for that.)
Assessment methods
Successful completion requirements:
Class exercises requirements fulfilment AND passing the examination

Class exercises requirements:
- Active participation on in-class exercises (presentation of solved exercises)
- Periodical submission of homework exercises
- Submission of all homework exercises, including corrections, when appropriate
- In-term assessments – achieving at least 50 % of points of each of the in-term ROPOTs

Passing the examination: (in successive order):
- Passing the class exercises requirements
- Achieving at least 50 % of points in test examination (theory and simple derivations/computations)
- Achieving at least 50 % of point in written examination (computation of physical problems)
- Passing the oral examination
- The final grade will be determined based on all three parts (test, written and oral exams)

The fulfilment of class exercises requirements will be done in the online form.

The present form of the final examination is strongly preferred. Only if epidemiological or other similarly serious reasons prevent the present form will the online form of final examination be decided. Requirements and examination structure will be preserved in such a case.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2008 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Spring 2011 - only for the accreditation, Spring 2002, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, spring 2012 - acreditation, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022.
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