Notification
This course does not run anymore, and has been superseded by the new course Electrodynamics 2 (BMETE15AF48) which contains both the lecture and practice courses as a single unit. For uptodate information cf. the page Electrodynamics 2 (BMETE15AF48). You can find the information for the old course below.
Informations
This course is the practice accompanying the lecture course Electrodynamics 2. There are 10 sessions involving problem solving, and 3 sessions in which miniprojects are reported. Miniprojects consists of sources on a given topic assigned for homework, which are reported in a short seminar type presentation.
Time and place: Wednesdays 2:154:00pm. Room: to be announced later.
Schedule:

Week 1: problem solving session (potential theory I)
Problems solved in class 1 and homework

Week 2: problem solving session (potential theory II)
Problems solved in class 2 and homework

Week 3: problem solving session (potential theory III)
Problems solved in class 3 and homework

Week 4: problem solving session (magnetic scalar potential, dielectrics)
Problems solved in class 4 and homework

Week 5: miniproject presentations

Magnetic levitation, Earnshaw theorem. Levitron. Diamagnetic levitation

Magnet falling in conducting pipe, eddy current brake

Magnetic monopoles

Phenomenology of superconductivity, London depth, Meissner effect

Week 6: problem solving session (wave guides)
Problems solved in class 6 and homework
Week 7: spring break
25th March: 1st written test (material of weeks 17). Test can be retaken on 8th April.

Week 8: problem solving session (resonant cavities)
Problems solved in class 7 and homework

Week 9: problem solving session (waves in matter, dispersion, KramersKronig relation)
Problems solved in class 8 and homework

Week 10: miniproject presentations

Attenuation in wave guides

Schumann resonances: the Earth as a resonator

Wave propagation in optical fibers

Wave modes in optical fibers

Week 11: problem solving session (multipole radiation and scattering)
Problems solved in class 10 and homework

Week 12: problem solving session (relativistic electrodynamics I)
Problems solved in class 11 and homework
Week 13: holiday (Labour Day)

Week 14: problem solving session (relativistic electrodynamics II)
Problems solved in class 12 and homework
13th May: 2nd written test (material of weeks 814). Test can be retaken on 20th May.

Week 15: miniproject presentations

Metamaterials

Spherical waves and the Green's function of wave equation in spherical coordinates

Signal propagation in dispersive media

Signal arrival in dispersive media, precursors
Problem sheets and homeworks will be available from this page later.
Course requirements
After each problem solving session a problem sheet for homework is assigned. Starting from the second week, there is a short (15 minute) test at the beginning of each problems solving session, chosen from marked problems of the previous homework. It is possible to retake three of arbitrarily selected short tests at the time on the 20th May.
Minimum credit requirements:

absence at no more than 30% of classes (at most 4 occasions of 13);

a score of at least 40% at the short tests (summed), and each of written tests 1 and 2;

at least one miniproject presentation.
Evaluation
The total score is a weighted average of the following items:
Short tests 
30% 
1st and 2nd written test 
45% 
Project reports 
25% 
The mark is computed using the following scale:
Percent of total 
Mark 
039 
fail (1) 
4054 
pass (2) 
5569 
average (3) 
7084 
good (4) 
85100 
excellent (5) 
Students who failed at the final evaluation have a last chance to gain a pass, provided they have

achieved a score of at least 40% at the short tests;

achieved at least 40% at either written test 1 or 2; and

have presented at least one miniproject.
The last chance consists of another test on the topic of the written test 1 or 2, depending which one they failed and the result replaces that of the failed test. To gain a pass this must make their total score reach the minimum 40%.