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We are surrounded by electromagnetic phenomena; it is not possible to understand the physical world without them. In this course we will discuss the link between electricity and magnetism, noticing that changing electric magnetic fields generate electric fields and the other way around. This will lead to the introduction of Faraday’s law, hugely relevant to understand how we generate electricity, and to the introduction of Maxwell’s correction to Ampere’s law, which will lead to the astounding result that light is an electromagnetic wave! We will finish the course by exploring how electromagnetic waves propagate and how they are originated.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
The course content reflects the learning outcomes:
This is a course on fundamental electromagnetic phenomena; it aims to develop a physical appreciation of Maxwell's equations and their consequences. Practical applications and electromagnetic properties of materials are emphasised. The course is also a vehicle for the introduction of theorems in vector calculus that have wide application in physics. This course aims to develop an understanding of the electromagnetic properties of materials and of the dominant role of electromagnetism in technology based on the concepts embodied in Maxwell's equations.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination paper (50%), 1 mid-term exams (25%), 4 continuous assessments (12.5%) and weekly tutorial sheets (12.5%). Resit: 1 two-hour written examination paper (100%).
By dialogue with the lecturer in class and by means of problem classes.
Feedback will be immediate in problem classes and within two weeks (usually one) in summative assessments.