Competencies and objectives


Course context for academic year 2018-19

La asignatura de Electromagnetismo II se imparte en el grado dentro del bloque dedicado a “Electromagnetismo y Óptica”, concretamente en el segundo semestre del tercer curso. Los estuadiantes ya han estudiado Electromagnetismo I en el segundo curso y Óptica I en el primer cuatrimestre del tercer curso, mientras que Electromagntismo II lo cursan a la vez que Óptica II. 

Anteriormente los alumnos han recibido una introducción básica al electromagnetismo en la asignatura de Física II, que se imparte en el segundo semestre del primer curso del grado de Física. Además, los alumnos han recibido conocimientos de Análisis Matemático impartidos a través de tres asignaturas de Análisis, dos en primer curso y una en el primer semestre del segundo curso.

La asignatura también está relacionada con las materias Mecánica Clásica I (mecánica lagrangiana) y Mecánica Clásica II (teoría de la relatividad especial y movimiento ondulatorio) estudiadas en el segundo curso, así como con la asignatura Óptica I (propagación ondas luminosas en medios homogéneos e isótropos) del primer cuatrimestre de tercer curso.



Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE1 : Know and apply the fundamental concepts of Physics.
  • CE10 : Be able to use computing tools to model and solve physical problems.
  • CE13 : Understand the most important physical theories.
  • CE2 : Recognize and assess physical processes in everyday life.
  • CE9 : Being able to model complex phenomena translating physical problems into mathematical language.


UA Basic Transversal Competences

  • CGUA3 : Possess computer skills relevant to the field of study.




Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2018-19

  • Be able to solve alternating current circuits using complex notation, as well as understand the phenomenon of resonance.
  • Know and apply Maxwell's equations in free space and material media, their boundary conditions and the associated conservation laws.
  • Knowing how to correctly determine the basic properties of flat electromagnetic waves in material media, both dielectric and conductive.
  • Acquire basic knowledge of the propagation of electromagnetic waves in confined media.
  • Knowing how to analyze the movements of relativistic particles in electromagnetic fields of different characteristics.
  • Understand the transformations of electromagnetic fields in the context of special relativity and master the use of the covariant formulation.
  • Understand the physical content of Maxwell's equations, the equations for the potentials and the meaning of the gauges.
  • Know how to determine the potentials of Liénard-Wiechert.
  • Study the phenomena associated with the radiation of an accelerated charge, as well as electric and magnetic dipole radiations.
  • Understand the phenomenon of radiation reaction.
  • Acquire basic knowledge of the Lagrangian formulation of the electromagnetic field.





Code: 26233
Lecturer responsible:
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,44
Practical credits: 0,96
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

    Theoretical credits: 1,44
    Practical credits: 0,96
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

Study programmes where this course is taught