Name: Electromagnetism
Code: FIS14165L
Duration: 15 weeks/156 hours
Scientific Area: Physics

Teaching languages: Portuguese
Languages of tutoring support: Portuguese
Regime de Frequência: Presencial


Basic concepts of electromagnetism and its mathematical treatment, as well as solving classic field problems and applications

Sustainable Development Goals

Learning Goals

To familiarize the student with the basic concepts of electromagnetism and its mathematical treatment, as well as solving classic field problems and applications.
Develop attitudes of responsibility and autonomy in the knowledge construction.
Introduce and apply the fundamental methods and techniques that involve experimental work, in terms of measurement, data processing, interpretation of results and presentation.


T and TP. Component
• Electrostatic: Electric charge, Coulomb's Law; punctual and continuous distribution; Elec-tric field and Potential; Dipole; Energy, Gauss's Law, Capacity; dielectrics.
• Electricity: current, current density; Conductivity Ohm's Law; conductors; Superconduc-tivity; Dissipated energy; e.m.f.
• DC circuits; Kirchoff's Law; circuit analysis; RC circuits; Electrical Measuring Instru-ments;
• Magnetic Field: Lorentz force; Biot-Savart and Ampere laws; Solenoid; MF in the matter; MF Planetarium.
• Electromagnetic induction: Faraday's Law; Displacement Current; Maxwell relations; Electromagnetic waves; Spectrum.
• AC current: Generators; sinusoidal currents; Admittance; Impedance; Circuits; Power and Energy; RLC circuits; Resonance.
• Magnetic fields in matter
P. Component
• Electric Field Lines, capacitors, experimental Coulomb's law verification
• Ohm's and Kirchhoff's Laws
• Faraday's Law
• RC, RL, RLC circuits, transformers
• Electromagnetic waves/optical fibers

Teaching Methods

The teaching is structured by means of lectures, problem-solving and laboratory classes.
Assessment: The theoretical assessment (75%) can be done continuously involving several tests or through a final exam. There is also the possibility to carry out an exam at the time of appeal. The practical evaluation (25%) focuses on the proposed laboratory modules.
Final grade = 0.70 * T + 0.3 * PL

Teaching Staff