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phy431 - Theoretische Physik (Elektrodynamik) (Complete module description)
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Module label Theoretische Physik (Elektrodynamik)
Module code phy431
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Institute of Physics
Applicability of the module
  • Bachelor's Programme Engineering Physics (Bachelor) > Frühere Module
Responsible persons
Polley, Lutz (Module responsibility)
Pade, Hans-Jochen (Module responsibility)
Skills to be acquired in this module
Obtain expertise to analyze and understand theoretically the basic concept of electrodynamics.
Module contents
  • basic concept and structure of classical electrodynamics and theory of relativity
  • field, wave, potential of moving charges
  • boundary value problem
  • differentiation between relativistic and non-relativistic problems
  • electrodynamics in matter
  • Lorenz transformation
Reader's advisory
T. Fließbach; Lehrbuch zur theoretischen Physik, Spektrum Verlag, 2003
W. Nolting: Grundkurs Theoretische Physik 3 (Elektrodynamik) und 4 (Spezielle Relativitätstheorie, Thermodynamik), Springer Verlag, 2001
J.D. Jackson: Klassische Elektrodynamik, de Gruyter, 2006 (available in English)
R.P. Feynman et al.: Vorlesungen über Physik, Band 2, Oldenbourg, 2001 (available in English)
A.P. French: Die spezielle Relativitätstheorie, Vieweg, 1982
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
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Modulart / typ of module je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
2 28
2 28
Total time of attendance for the module 56 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
Successful attendance of the weekly exercises,
2 hrs written exam or 30 min oral exam. Here , you will find information about the consideration of bonus points for module marks.