F2070 Electricity and magnetism

Faculty of Science
Spring 2020
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. Jiří Vohánka, 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
Mon 17. 2. to Fri 15. 5. Tue 11:00–12:50 F2,02012
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
F2070/01: Mon 17. 2. to Fri 15. 5. Wed 9:00–10:50 F3,03015, J. Čech
F2070/02: Mon 17. 2. to Fri 15. 5. Wed 15:00–16:50 Fs1,01017, J. Vohánka
! 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). 1. vyd. 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
Assessment methods
Shudent have to obtain minimaly 50% points in short tests during semester, 50% points in test exam and 50% points in written exam. Then student is permited to oral exam.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
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.
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