Electronic Physics


Educational goals

To introduce students to the basic physical principles, which are neseccary to understand the fundamental structure, the architecture and operation of modern electronic devices and systems.

  • To analyze the physical laws depicting the operational principles of various electronic devices and systems
  • To describe the physics of the electromagnetic phenomena encooooounter in modern electronic devices and systems
  • To be able to develop the proper methodology for the study of electronic systems in accordance with the principles of modern physics.
  • To compare and calculate the behavior of simple physical systems of interest to an electronic engineer
  • (Ελληνικά) Να κατανοεί τους βασικούς νόμους του ηλεκτρομαγνητισμού, της κυματικής οπτικής και της σύγχρονης φυσικής που είναι απαραίτητοι για να αξιολογεί τους ποσοτικούς και ποιοτικούς δείκτες λειτουργίας διαφόρων ηλεκτρονικών συστημάτων.
  • (Ελληνικά) Να αναγνωρίζει τη διεθνή ορολογία που διέπει τα ηλεκτρομαγνητικά και κυματικά φαινόμενα της σύγχρονης φυσικής.
General Skills
  • Decision making
  • Working independently
  • Group working
  • Develop a free and creational thinking

Course Contents

Electric charge and electric field, Gauss law, electric potential, capacitance and dielectrics, storing of electrical energy. Electric current, electric resistance, Ohm;s law. Magnetism, sources of magnetic field. Electromagnetic induction, Faraday’s law, electromagnetic oscillations, Maxwell’s equations, electromagnetic waves Light: reflection and refraction, Snell’s law. Wave nature of light: interference, diffraction, Huygen’s principle, polarization of light. Principles of quantum theory, Atomic models, basic principles of quantum mechanics, molecules and solids. Elements of nuclear physics, radiation, nuclear energy.

Teaching Methods - Evaluation

Teaching Method
  • Classroom lecturing, meetings with students to discuss questions and solve problems
Use of ICT means
  • Lecture Notes and power point slide presentations available in electronic form (in greek).
  • Use of an asynchronous learning platform (Moodle).
Teaching Organization
Activity Semester workload
Individual study and analysis of literature128
Total 180
Students evaluation

Final written exam in class

Recommended Bibliography

Recommended Bibliography through "Eudoxus"
  1. Giancoli C. Douglas, "Physics for Scientists and Engineers", 4th Edition, 2008.
  2. Hans C. Ohanian,, "Physics for Engineers and Scientists”, Norton publishers. 2007.
  3. R.Serway & J.Jewet , "Physics for Scientists and Engineers": 9th edition, 2013
  4. Halliday David, Resnick Robert, Walker Jearl, "Fundamentals of Physics”, 10th edition, 2013.
Complementary greek bibliography
  1. (Ελληνικά) ΟΙ ΔΙΑΛΕΞΕΙΣ ΦΥΣΙΚΗΣ ΤΟΥ FEYNMAN (ΗΛΕΚΤΡΟΜΑΓΝΗΤΙΣΜΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΥΛΗ)Τόμος Β’, εκδ. Τζιόλα, ISBN: 978-960-418-181-0
  2. Knight D. Randall, "Φυσική για Επιστήμονες και Μηχανικούς. Τόμος ΙΙ: Κύματα-Οπτική-Ηλεκτρικό & Μαγνητικό Πεδίο", Εκδ. Ιων, 2004, ISBN 978-960-319-306-7
Scientific journals
  1. American Journal of Physics
  2. Physics Today
  3. Physics World