Course syllabus

# Acceleratorer, partiklar och fält

Accelerators, Particles and Fields

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

## General Information

## Aim

## Learning outcomes

## Contents

## Examination details

## Admission

## Reading list

## Contact and other information

Accelerators, Particles and Fields

Valid for: 2012/13

Decided by: Education Board 1

Date of Decision: 2012-03-23

Elective for: E4, E4-hn, F4, F4-aft, Pi4

Language of instruction: The course might be given in English

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.

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

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.

Grading scale: TH

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.

- Griffiths D J, "Introduction to Electrodynamics", Prentice Hall. Study material which is distributed when the course is running.

Course coordinator: Universitetslektor Richard Lundin, Richard.Lundin@eit.lth.se

Course coordinator: Professor Anders Karlsson, anders.karlsson@eit.lth.se

Course homepage: http://www.eit.lth.se/course/eten15

Further information: The course content couples to the activities at MAX-lab and ESS. The course can be combined with the other advanced courses in electromagnetic field theory, i.e., ETEN05 Electromagnetic Wave Propagation, ETEN10 Antenna Technology, and ETEN01 Microwave Theory.
With less than 16 participants, the course may be given with reduced teaching and more self studies.