Course Details

ELE 244 Electromagnetics I
2021-2022 Spring term information

The course is open this term
Section: 21
Supervisor(s):Dr. Çiğdem Seçkin Gürel
OnlineThursday14:00 - 15:45
OnlineFriday14:00 - 15:45

Timing data are obtained using weekly schedule program tables. To make sure whether the course is cancelled or time-shifted for a specific week one should consult the supervisor and/or follow the announcements.

Course definition tables are extracted from the ECTS Course Catalog web site of Hacettepe University ( in real-time and displayed here. Please check the appropriate page on the original site against any technical problems. Course data last updated on 26/01/2022.


Course Name Code Semester Theory
Credit ECTS
ELECTROMAGNETICS I ELE244 4th Semester 4 0 4 6
Prerequisite(s)MAT124 Mathematics II
Course languageEnglish
Course typeMust 
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-Face 
Learning and teaching strategiesLecture
Question and Answer
Problem Solving
Instructor (s)Faculty members 
Course objectiveStudents successfully completing this course is expected to: Understand the concepts of static electromagnetics. Be able to calculate electrostatic field and potential. Be able to calculate capacitance. Be able to calculate magnetostatic field and potential. Be able to calculate inductance. Understand magnetic circuits. Formulate and solve energy, force, and pressure problems.  
Learning outcomes
  1. Understand the concepts of static electromagnetics.
  2. Calculate electrostatic field, potential and capacitance.
  3. Calculate static magnetic field, vector potential and inductance.
  4. Solve energy and force problems.
  5. Be prepared to follow and understand intermediate electromagnetics courses.
Course Content Review of vector calculus.
Electrostatic field, potential.
Dielectrics and polarization.
Capacitance and capacitors.
Electrostatic force, pressure, energy.
Steady electric current, static magnetic fields.
Magnetic vector potential, magnetic materials and magnetization.
Inductance and inductors, reluctance, magnetic circuits.
Magnetostatic force, and energy.
ReferencesDavid K. Cheng, Field and Wave Electromagnetics, Addison Wesley, 1993. 

Course outline weekly

Week 1Vector Calculus.
Week 2Curvilinear coordinate systems. Line surface, and volume integrals.
Week 3Divergence, gradient, curl. Related theorems and identities
Week 4Coulomb's law, charge systems, and distributed charges.
Week 5Midterm I
Week 6Gauss's law, potential.
Week 7Conductors, dielectrics, and static electric field. Polarization and equivalent charge densities.
Week 8Displacement field, dielectric constant, boundary conditions, capacitance.
Week 9Electrostatic energy and force.
Week 10Current density, Ohm's law, continuity equation, Joule's law, and resistance.
Week 11Midterm II
Week 12Basic magnetostatic concepts. Magnetic potential, Biot-Savart law.
Week 13Equivalent currents, magnetic field intensity, permeability.
Week 14Inductance, inductors, and magnetic circuits. Magnetic energy and force.
Week 15Preparation for final exam.
Week 16Final exam

Assesment methods

Course activitiesNumberPercentage
Field activities00
Specific practical training00
Final exam140
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade succes060
Percentage of final exam contributing grade succes040

Workload and ECTS calculation

Activities Number Duration (hour) Total Work Load
Course Duration (x14) 14 4 56
Laboratory 0 0 0
Specific practical training000
Field activities000
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, ect)14570
Presentation / Seminar Preparation000
Homework assignment000
Midterms (Study duration)21836
Final Exam (Study duration) 11818
Total Workload3145180

Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes

D.9. Key Learning OutcomesContrubition level*
1. PO1. Possesses the theoretical and practical knowledge required in Electrical and Electronics Engineering discipline.     X
2. PO2. Utilizes his/her theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of mathematics, science and electrical and electronics engineering towards finding engineering solutions.    X
3. PO3. Determines and defines a problem in electrical and electronics engineering, then models and solves it by applying the appropriate analytical or numerical methods.     X
4. PO4. Designs a system under realistic constraints using modern methods and tools.  X  
5. PO5. Designs and performs an experiment, analyzes and interprets the results.X    
6. PO6. Possesses the necessary qualifications to carry out interdisciplinary work either individually or as a team member. X    
7. PO7. Accesses information, performs literature search, uses databases and other knowledge sources, follows developments in science and technology.   X 
8. PO8. Performs project planning and time management, plans his/her career development.X    
9. PO9. Possesses an advanced level of expertise in computer hardware and software, is proficient in using information and communication technologies.X    
10. PO10. Is competent in oral or written communication; has advanced command of English. X   
11. PO11. Has an awareness of his/her professional, ethical and social responsibilities.X    
12. PO12. Has an awareness of the universal impacts and social consequences of engineering solutions and applications; is well-informed about modern-day problems. X   
13. PO13. Is innovative and inquisitive; has a high level of professional self-esteem. X   

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

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