
Physics
 Title:  Physics  Lesson Code:  3212052  Semester:  1  ECTS:  5  Theory Hours:  3  Lab Hours:  2  Faculty:  Kofinas Georgios 
  Content outline  Electrostatics: Coulomb’s law, electric field, potential, flux, Gauss’s law, Poisson equation, potential energy, boundary conditions, method of images, electric dipole, multipole expansion, conductors, capacity, dielectrics, polarization, electrical displacement. Electric current, continuity equation, steady current, Ohm’s law. Magnetostatics: Laplace’s force, Lorentz, force on a currentcarrying wire, magnetic dipole, BiotSavart’s law, Ampere’s law, vector potential, field of a magnetic dipole, magnetic materials, magnetization. AmpereMaxwell’s equation, Faraday’s equation, scalar potential of EM field, mutual inductance, self inductance, RL, RC, RLC circuits, Maxwell’s equations, energy/momentum conservation theorems, equations of potentials in Coulonb, Lorentz gauges, elements of electromagnetic waves.   Learning outcomes  The course covers and expands material which is normally presented in the last years of high school but using higher mathematics. One of its basic goals is to introduce the students to the use of differential calculus and vector analysis to the study of the laws of electrostatics, magnetostatics and electromagnetism. Using integrals the student should be able to compute the electric field and potential of various distributions of charge which have some symmetry in their geometry or respectively the magnetic field of moving charges and currents. Various theorems and equations (e.g. Gauss, BiotSavart, Ampere, Faraday, Maxwell’s equations) should be understood in their general form and not just in their simplified versions exposed in high school textbooks. Beyond that, one of the objectives of the course is the physical and mathematical study of more sophisticated topics of electricity and magnetism, such as the method of images, the electric dipole, the dielectrics, the magnetic materials, the scalar and vector potentials of electromagnetism, the energy/momentum conservation theorems and elements of electromagnetic waves.   Prerequisites  Not required.   Basic Textbooks  1. Fundamentals of Physics, Electromagnetism, Halliday, Rensick, Walker.
2. Instructor’s notes.   Additional References  1. Physics for Scientists and Engineers,Vol ΙΙ, Electromagnetism, R. Serway, translated by L. Resvani.
2. Fundamental university physics, Vol ΙI, Electromagnetism, Alonso,Finn, translated by L.Resvani and T. Filippa.
3. Berkeley physics course, Vol 2, Electricity and Magnetism, Physics labs NTUA.   Learning Activities and Teaching Methods  Presentation of the theory through examples, solutions of exercises in the teaching hours and in the problem session hours.   Assessment/Grading Methods  Ατομικές και ομαδικές εργασίες, μικρά τεστ στη μορφή κουίζ, τελική γραπτή εξέταση.
Activity 
Semester workload 
Lectures 
39 hours 
ReviewProblem Session hours 
26 hours 
Personal study 
56 hours 
Πρόοδος 
1 hour 
Final exams 
3 hours 
Course total 
125 hours (5 ECTS) 
  Language of Instruction  Greek, English (for Erasmus students)   Μode of delivery  Facetoface. 

