Course syllabus

# Acceleratorer, partiklar och fält Accelerators, Particles and Fields

## ETEN15, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 1
Date of Decision: 2012-03-23

## General Information

Elective for: E4, E4-hn, F4, F4-aft, Pi4
Language of instruction: The course might be given in English

## Aim

The student shall deepen his/her knowledge of electrodynamics. The student shall acquire knowledge and skills which are useful for a professional in an area where electrodynamics plays an important role.

## Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

• be able to describe the activities at MAX-lab and ESS
• be able to describe how the particles can be steered
• be able to describe the particle trajectory in a cyclotron
• be able to explain what synchrotron radiation is and how it can be generated
• be able to write down the equations of motion for a charged particle in an electromagnetic field
• be able to write down the formulas for the calculation of the fields generated by a arbitrarily moving charged particle
• be able to describe the properties of a superconductor
• be able to describe a storage ring
• be able to describe a linear accelerator

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

• be able to calculate the particle trajectories for a number of important special cases
• be able to use the Lorentz transformation
• be able to calculate how fields and sources transform with a change of reference frame
• be able to apply the method of images
• be able to solve electromagnetic problems using a commercial finite element program

## Contents

Description of the activities at MAX-lab and ESS, calculation of the trajectories of particles in electromagnetic fields, steering of charged particles, synchrotron radiation, the fields generated by an arbitrarily moving charged particle, Cherenkov radiation, transformation of fields between inertial frames, the theory of relativity, superconductors, the method of images, storage rings for electrons, linear accelerators, numerical calculation using a finite element program.

## Examination details

Assessment: Written examination. Hand in problems. The hand in problems can only be done when the course is running.

Required prior knowledge: One of the basic courses in Electromagnetic Fields i.e. one of the courses ETE055, ETEF01 and ESS050.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 8.