Theoretical Physics 2 (Electrodynamics)
Module PH0006 [ThPh 2]
Module version of WS 2010/1
There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.
Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.
|available module versions|
|WS 2021/2||WS 2020/1||WS 2019/20||WS 2018/9||WS 2017/8||WS 2016/7||WS 2010/1|
PH0006 is a semester module in German language at Bachelor’s level which is offered in winter semester.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- Mandatory Modules in Bachelor Programme Physics (3rd Semester)
- Physics Modules for Students of Education
If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|240 h||120 h||8 CP|
Responsible coordinator of the module PH0006 in the version of WS 2010/1 was Norbert Kaiser.
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
Electrostatics and magnetostatics
Maxwell's theory with given charge and current distributions
Maxwell's equations in matter
Potentials, gauge transformations
Energy and momentum conservation
Waves and diffraction
Field of a moving point charge
Special theory of relativity
After successful participation, the student will be able to:
1.) solve differential equations with boundary conditions
2.) apply Maxwell's equations to compute field distributions
3.) solve wave equations in vaccuum and in matter
4.) calculate fields of moving charge distributions with Greens functions
5.) calculate fields in reference frames with uniform motion
6.) understand tensor algebra and how to apply spherical harmonics.
PH0001, PH0002, PH0005, MA9201, MA9202, MA9203
for students studying bachelor of science education mathematics / physics: PH0001, PH0002, PH0005, MA1003, MA1004, MA1103, MA1104
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VU||6||Theoretical Physics 2 (Electrodnamics)||
Assistants: Springer, P.Wellenhofer, C.
Tue, 10:00–12:00, PH HS1
Fri, 10:00–12:00, PH HS1
and singular or moved dates
and dates in groups
|UE||2||Open Tutorial for Theoretical Physics 2 (Electrodynamics)||
Assistants: Springer, P.
Wed, 14:00–16:00, MW 1050
|UE||2||Large Tutorial to Theoretical Physics 2 (Electrodynamics)||
Responsible/Coordination: Kaiser, N.
Fri, 12:00–14:00, PH HS1
and singular or moved dates
Learning and Teaching Methods
Special topics tutorials:
teacher-centered teaching with sample calculations
solutions for problem sheets, discussions and explanations
Blackboard or powerpoint presentations
Accompanying information online
J.D. Jackson: Klassische Elektrodynamik (W. De Gruyter, 3. Auflage 2001)
D.J. Griffiths, Introduction to Electrodynamics
Description of exams and course work
The learning outcome is tested in a written exam. Participation in tutorials is strongly recommended.
There will be a bonus (one intermediate stepping of "0,3" to the better grade) on passed module exams (4,3 is not upgraded to 4,0). The bonus is applicaple to the exam period directly following the lecture period (not to the exam repetition) and subject to sollowing conditions:
- The student obtained at least 50 % of the points in the homework sheets and
- passed the mid-term exam.
The exam may be repeated at the end of the semester.