Elektrodinamika 2 / Curriculum
Course title Electrodynamics II
Code F131
Status Lectures (30), Exercises (15)
Level Elective course
Year 3. Semester 6.
Lecturer Mislav Mustapić, Assistant Professor
Course objective Theoretical understanding of basic laws of electrostatics, magnetostatics as well as electrodynamics in materials, and be possible to solve different problems in this field.
Prerequisites Mathematics 1 – calculus, Mathematics 2 – Integral Calculus, Mathematics 3 – functions of higher variables, Fundamentals of Physics 2, 3, Classical Mechanics I., Classical Mechanics II, Mathematical methods in physics, Electrodynamics 1
Learning outcomes: After successfully completed course, student will be able to

  1. Understand and express correctly the fundamental laws of electrostatics in materials
  2. Describe and interpret the basic properties of the electric field in materials
  3. Understand and correctly express the fundamental laws of magnetostatic in materials
  4. Describe and interpret the basic properties of the magnetic field in materials
  5. Apply acquired knowledge in the field of electrostatic and magnetostatic in materials in practice and self-solve mathematical problems
  6. Describe the basic principles of electrodynamics in materials
  7. Understand, interpret and apply knowledge of Maxwell’s equations in materials to problems
  8. Understand the concept of an electromagnetic wave, its structure and properties in materials
  9. Understand the energy-momentum concept of an electromagnetic field in materials
  10. Understand the way and reasons for introduction of electromagnetic potentials and consequently gauge freedom
  11. Describe and understand the effects of radiation in electrodynamics
  12. Apply learned knowledge to problem-solving tasks
Teaching activity ECTS Learning outcome Students activity Methods of evaluation Points
min max
Class attendance 0,5 1-11 Class attendance Evidence list 0 10
Attending exercises 0,5 1-11 Presence in the classroom Evidence list 0 10
Homework 0,5 1-11 Solving homework Written submission of assignments 0 15
Seminars 0,5 1-11 Independent processing of given topic, consultations Verbal presentation, written submission 0 15
Knowledge verification by tests 1 1-11 Continuous work throughout the semester Written midterms (successfully passed tests replace the written examination) 0 25
Final exam 1 1-11 Repeating material Written exam (if not satisfy the prague passing the colloquium), verbal exam 0 25
Total 4 0 100
Consultations Tuesday, 11:00-12:00
Gained competencies
  1. Developing analytical and quantitative approach
  2. Developing an abstract visualization of natural phenomena
  3. Identifying the problem, engage in problem solving and logical link key facts and elements
  4. Teamwork
  5. Developing accountability and ethics
Content (Course curriculum)
  1. Electrostatic in macroscopic media and boundary conditions
  2. Magnetostatic in macroscopic media and boundary conditions
  3. The equations of electrodynamics in macroscopic
  4. Boundary conditions at the boundaries of the substance
  5. Emg waves in non-conductive areas
  • polarization of the waves
  • reflection of the waves
  • refraction on the border of two substances – wave optics
  1. Emg. waves in dispersive environments
  2. Emg waves in conductive materials
  3. Waveguides, optical fibers and cavity
  4. Multipole expansion of the electromagnetic fields
  5. Quadrupole and magnetic dipole radiation
  6. Radiation whip antenna
  7. Scattering and diffraction EMG. waves
  8. Relativistic generalization of the Larmor formula
  9. Lorentz-Dirac’s relativistic equation with the reaction of radiation
Recommended reading
  1. Griffiths, David J.: Introduction to Electrodynamics, 4rd edition Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 1999.
  2. D. Jackson: Classical Electrodynamics, 3rd edition, John Wiley, New York, 1998
  3. I. Supek: Teorijska fizika I struktura materije, Školska knjiga, Zagreb, 1977
Additional reading
  1. O. Barut: Electrodynamics and Classical Theory of Fields and Particles, MacMillan, New York, 1964.
  2. F. Rorlich: Classical charged particles. Addison-Wisley, Reading, Massachusetts, 1965.
Instructional methods Lectures on the theory and the problem-solving exercises and seminars.
Exam formats The exam is in writing and oral form.
Language Croatian, English
Quality control and successfulness follow up Student’s  survey and statistical analysis of exam results
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