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Undergraduate course

Electromagnetism I

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codePHYS112
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageNorwegian
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Objectives and Content


To give the student a broad introduction to fundamental laws and relations in electricity, electromagnetism and electric circuits.


PHYS112 gives an introduction in electromagnetism with emphasis on the following topics: Electric fields and currents, magnetic fields and induction, simple electrical circuits, Maxwell´s equations.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course

the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


The student has gained knowledge about

  • central topics within the theory of electromagnetism
  • electric fields and currents, magnetic fields and induction, simple electrical circuits, Maxwell´s equations and electromagnetic waves
  • electromagnetic phenomena and the coupling to light


The student is able to

  • explain basic physical laws and concepts in electricity and electromagnetism
  • use fundamental laws and relations to solve problems in electricity, electromagnetism
  • draw sketches illustrating the physics in the problems solved

General competence

The student has gained

  • basic knowledge of the theory of electromagnetism
  • knowledge of value for other fields of the natural sciences in general and physics in particular

training in systematic work and how to analyze complex problems

Recommended Previous Knowledge


Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

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Exam information

  • For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam.

  • Type of assessment: Written examination

    24.02.2023, 09:00
    4 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam