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761119P Electromagnetism 1, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 761119P  Validity 01.08.2017 -
Name Electromagnetism 1  Abbreviation Electromagnetis 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeBasic Studies Discipline3251 Physics 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Field of Physics 

Timo Asikainen 

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits / 133 hours of work

- 761119P-01, Lectures and exam (4 cr)

- 761119P-02, Lab. exercises (1 cr)

Language of instruction 



Second fall term

Learning outcomes 

The student will be able to understand the basic concepts of electromagnetism and can apply this understanding to solve problems related to electromagnetism.


Basic principles of electromagnetic phenomena and their physical and geometric interpretation. More detailed contents will be presented later.

Mode of delivery 

face-to-face teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures 32 h, 7 exercises (14 h), 2 laboratory exercises (3 hours/exercise), self-study 83 h

Target group 

For the students of the University of Oulu.

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Knowledge of vector calculus and basics of differential and integral calculus.

Recommended optional programme components 

No alternative course units or course units that should be completed simultaneously.

Recommended or required reading 

Text book: H.D. Young and R.A. Freedman: University physics, Addison-Wesley, 13. ed., chapters 21-31. Also other editions can be used. Lecture material in finnish.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Both parts (761119P-01 and 761119P-02) will be graded separately. The final grade of the course is the weighted average of the grades of part 1 (4 cr) and part 2 (1 cr).

761119P-01: Three small midterm exams or final examination

761119P-02: Two laboratory exercises

Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.


Numerical grading scale 0 – 5, where 0 = fail

Person responsible 

Timo Asikainen


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