# Introduction Field Theory

Course Code : | 1001WETIKV |

Study domain: | Physics |

Academic year: | 2017-2018 |

Semester: | 1st semester |

Sequentiality: | Credit for Mathematical methods for physics I, II & III. |

Contact hours: | 30 |

Credits: | 3 |

Study load (hours): | 84 |

Contract restrictions: | No contract restriction |

Language of instruction: | Dutch |

Exam period: | exam in the 1st semester |

Lecturer(s) | Paul Scheunders |

### 1. Prerequisites *

At the start of this course the student should have acquired the following competences:

an active knowledge of

an active knowledge of

- Dutch

Sufficient knowledge of calculus, vector-and matrix calculus, differential operators, differential equations.

### 2. Learning outcomes *

- Porblem solving: the student can analyse and solve the classical field problems
- Theoretical insight: the student understands the physical phenomena of wave- and diffusion problems and electromagnetism.
- Mathematical skills: the student masters the mathematical techniques of Fourier analysis and Green function methods.
- Skills in the modulation of physical systems: the student masters the skill to formulate classical field problems, to analyse them and to translate them into a mathematical formulation.

### 3. Course contents *

- Formulation of the classical field problems: the potential, diffusion and wave equations

- Method of separation of variables

- Eigenvalues and Eigenfuctions

- Fourier analysis

- Green function method

- Electromagnetism: foundations, static fields, EM waves, EM radiation, EM in media.

### 4 International dimension*

### 5. Teaching method and planned learning activities

Class contact teachingLectures Practice sessions

### 6. Assessment method and criteria

ExaminationWritten with oral presentation Closed book Open-question

### 7. Study material *

#### 7.1 Required reading

Course and handouts during classes

**7.2 Optional reading**

The following study material can be studied voluntarily :### 8. Contact information *

Docent: Paul Scheunders (paul.scheunders@uantwerpen.be)