Structure Type: Course
Code: ISTP0301
Type: Compulsory
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 1.0 points
Responsible Teacher: Käräjämäki, Esa
Teacher Team: Käräjämäki, Esa ; Koski, Jari ; Niemi, Henry ; Jäntti, Maarit
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
I-ST-2010   1 spring   1.0   2011-01-05   2011-06-17  
I-ST-2011   1 spring   1.0   2012-01-09   2012-06-18  
I-ST-2012   1 spring   1.0   2013-01-05   2013-06-18  
I-ST-2013   1 spring   1.0        
ST-2014   1 spring   1.0        
ST-2015   1 spring   1.0        

Learning Outcomes

After the course, the student knows the quantities and units related to magnetism, and can solve problems related with magnetism. The student understands magnetic phenomena and their applications, knows the magnetic properties of matter and can solve simple magnetic circuits. The student understands the phenomenon of induction and can calculate the induced voltage in various applications. In the laboratory exercises, the student learns to measure magnetic fields and magnetic phenomena.

Student's Workload

The total amount of student's work is 28 h, which contains 14 h of contact studies.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Electrostatics and Electrical Phenomena.


Magnetic field, magnetic force, magnetic flux, magnetic materials, eddy currents, Gauss' s law, induction, inductance, magnetic circuit.

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

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

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

Assessment Methods

The assessment is based on an examination (90%), homework exercises and laboratory work (10%). 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.