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Programme (detailed contents):

-Stationnary regimes : electrostatics, electrokinetics, magnetostatics

-Variable regimes : Maxwell equations in vacuum

-Quasi-stationnary regimes : phenomena of electromagnetic induction

-Propagation of electromagnetic plane waves in vacuum




2 lecture sessions + 1 tutorial session + 1 lab work session per week


Working papers :

-Lecture manual

-Tutorial manual

-Lab work manual



Main difficulties for students:

Mathematical deficiencies


At the end of this module, the student will have understood and be able to explain (main concepts):

the basic theoretical concepts of electromagnetism and of the propagation of electromagnetic plane waves in vacuum.



The student will be able to:

calculate electromagnetic fields from high symmetry charge and current distributions.

Needed prerequisite

Electrostatics (1rst year)

Form of assessment

The evaluation of outcome prior learning is made as a continuous training during the semester. According ot the teaching, the assessment will be different: as a written exam, an oral exam, a record, a written report, peers review...

Additional information

Maxwell equations in vacuum, electromagnetic induction, propagation of plane waves