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Course unit, curriculum year 2023–2024

Electromagnetics, 5 cr

Tampere University
Teaching periods
Active in period 4 (4.3.2024–31.5.2024)
Course code
Language of instruction
Academic years
2021–2022, 2022–2023, 2023–2024
Level of study
Intermediate studies
Grading scale
General scale, 0-5
Persons responsible
Responsible teacher:
Paavo Rasilo
Responsible teacher:
Jari Kangas
Responsible organisation
Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences 100 %
Coordinating organisation
Electrical Engineering Studies 100 %
  • Fundamental concepts of electromagnetics, Maxwell equations and constitutive relations
  • Vector analysis and basic operations
  • Basic postulates of electromagnetic field theory
  • Mathematical operations and theorems related to vector fields
  • Permittivity, dipole, polarization, static electric field
  • Energy stored in electric field, calculation of force
  • Basics of numerical computation of electric fields. Derivation of Poisson and Laplace equations from the fundamental equations
  • Stationary current and current density. Derivation of Ohm's, Joule's and Kirchoff's laws from the fundamental equations
  • Static magnetic field and magnetic circuits. Ampére's and Biot-Savart's laws, magnetic diple moment, magnetic materials, magnetization, hysteresis and constitutive relations
  • Faraday's law of induction, transformers, basics of rotating electrical machines
  • Magnetic vector potential
Learning outcomes
Compulsory prerequisites
Recommended prerequisites
Studies that include this course
Completion option 1

Participation in teaching

04.03.2024 29.04.2024
Active in period 4 (4.3.2024–31.5.2024)