Electricity and Magnetism

Structure Type: Course
Code: IKTP0306
Type: Compulsory
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 3.0 points
Responsible Teacher: Toimela, Tuomo
Teacher Team: Lindberg, Pertti ; Gröndahl, Timo ; Makkonen, Matti ; Hantula, Juha ; Rintala, Sanna
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
I-KT-2010   2 autumn   3.0   2011-08-22   2011-12-23  
I-KT-2010V   2 autumn   3.0   2011-08-22   2011-12-23  
I-KT-2011   2 autumn   3.0   2012-08-24   2012-12-18  
I-KT-2011V   2 autumn   3.0   2012-08-24   2012-12-18  
I-KT-2012   2 spring   3.0        
I-KT-2012V   2 spring   3.0        
I-KT-2013   2 spring   3.0        
KT-2014   2 autumn   3.0        
KT-2015   2 spring   3.0        
ET-2016   2 autumn   3.0        
KT-2016   2 autumn   3.0        
YT-2016   2 autumn   3.0        
ET-2017   2 autumn   3.0        
KT-2017   2 autumn   3.0        
YT-2017   2 autumn   3.0        

Learning Outcomes

After the course, the student knows the quantities related with electricity and magnetism, as well as their SI units. (S)he understands electromagnetic phenomena and knows how the most common electrotechnical devices work. The student knows applications of electromagnetic phenomena, and (s)he can solve problems related with electrostatics, direct current circuits and alternating current circuits. In the associated laboratory exercises, the student will learn how electrical components and electric circuits work in practice, and (s)he will learn how to analyse measured data and its reliability.

Student's Workload

The total amount of student's work is 80 h.
The assessment of student’s own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses



Coulomb's law, electric field, potential, electrical strength, capacitance, electric current, electrical components, Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's rules, RC circuit, current-carrying conductor in a magnetic field, magnetic materials, magnetic flux, induction, inductance, basics of alternating current, RLC circuit, transformer.

Recommended or Required Reading

Pentti Inkinen, Reijo Manninen, Jukka Tuohi: "Momentti 2, Insinöörifysiikka", Otava.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

The relevant theories of physics, together with associated problems and applications, are studied on a course of lectures. In addition, the student will individually solve a number of given homework exercises. Students will also take part in laboratory measurements. The measurements are done in groups of 3 students.

Assessment Criteria

Grade 1: The student knows those subjects of the course, which are necessary for the forthcoming studies and working life.

Grade 3: The student is well-abled to utilize the course contents.

Grade 5: The student is able to apply creatively the contents of the course.

Assessment Methods

The assessment is based on an examination, homework exercises and laboratory work. A student must solve at least 25 % of the given homework exercises, and (s)he must complete all the associated experiments in the laboratory of Physics.