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Course Overview

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.

Course Details

Study Type Level Undergraduate 3 Second Sub Session 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits) Aberdeen No Dr Kapil DebnathDr M. Carmen Romano

Qualification Prerequisites

• Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

• PX3008 Electricity and Magnetism (Studied)

No

Course Description

The course content reflects the learning outcomes:

• Electric fields related to their sources Coulomb's law.
• Gauss' theorem (integral and differential form) Electric potential and Poisson's equation.
• Electrostatic properties of media Electric dipole.
• Dielectrics.
• Polarisation.
• Electric Displacement (D).
• Relative permittivity Gauss' theorem in dielectric media.
• Boundary conditions for E and D.
• Capacitance Energy stored in electric fields.
• Current density and conservation of charge.
• Conductivity and resistance.
• Magnetic fields related to their sources Biot-Savart law.
• Ampere's theorem (integral and differential form) Gauss' theorem for magnetic fields.
• Magnetostatic properties of media Magnetic dipole.
• Magnetisation Magnetic Intensity (H).
• Relative permeability.
• Ampere's theorem in magnetisable media.
• Boundary conditions for B and H.
• Mutual inductance and the transformer.
• Eddy currents Energy stored in magnetic fields.
• Maxwell's equations.
• Electromagnetic waves.
• Waves in free space, dielectrics and conducting media.
• Poynting vector Radiation and aerials.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Midterm Exam

Assessment Type Weighting Summative 25
Learning Outcomes
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Problem Sheets

Assessment Type Weighting Summative 15
Learning Outcomes
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Exam

Assessment Type Weighting Summative 60
Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Best of written exam 100% or written exam 60% with carried forward in-course assessment 40%

Assessment Type Summative
Learning Outcomes
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Course Learning Outcomes

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