# 2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

## PHYS2350 Electromagnetism (Joint Honours)

### 15 creditsClass Size: 30

**Module manager:** Dr. Mike Ries**Email:** m.e.ries@leeds.ac.uk

**Taught:** Semester 1 View Timetable

**Year running** 2019/20

### This module is mutually exclusive with

PHYS2300 | Physics 3- Fields and Energy |

PHYS2340 | Electromagnetism (Geophysics) |

**This module is not approved as a discovery module**

### Objectives

By the end of the module you should be able to:- use the integral versions of Maxwell's equations to explain the concepts of electric fields and potentials, magnetic fields and magnetic induction, and to calculate these fields in cases of simple symmetric geometry.

- calculate the force on a moving charge in an electric and magnetic field and the force on a current carrying conductor, and to calculate the energy stored in electric and magnetic fields.

- analyse simple AC circuits containing resistors, capacitors and inductors.

- state Maxwell's equations in both integral and differential form and discuss their derivation from the physical laws of electromagnetism, in vacuo and in dielectric and magnetic media.

**Learning outcomes**

Demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of common physical laws and principles, and some applications of these principles.

Identify relevant principles and laws when dealing with problems.

**Skills outcomes**

Understanding of core electromagnetism

### Syllabus

Electric and Magnetic Fields:

E field, Gauss; B field, Ampere; Magnetic induction, Faraday, Lenz.

AC currents:

in resistors inductors and capacitors, LCR circuits, Complex impedance, Resonance.

Maxwell's Equations:

(A) In vacuo with charges: Poisson; Magnetostatics, Displacement current, Maxwell's extension of Ampere's law; EM waves in vacuo, Energy and momentum in EM waves, EM spectrum.

(B) In dielectric and magnetic media: Polarization and local fields, D, JD; Magnetization, JM, H; Summary of Maxwell's equations

### Teaching methods

Delivery type | Number | Length hours | Student hours |

Workshop | 11 | 1.00 | 11.00 |

Lecture | 22 | 1.00 | 22.00 |

Private study hours | 117.00 | ||

Total Contact hours | 33.00 | ||

Total hours (100hr per 10 credits) | 150.00 |

### Private study

Reading through lecture notes and solving problems### Opportunities for Formative Feedback

9 marked homework exercises### Methods of assessment

**Coursework**

Assessment type | Notes | % of formal assessment |

Problem Sheet | weekly | 15.00 |

Total percentage (Assessment Coursework) | 15.00 |

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

**Exams**

Exam type | Exam duration | % of formal assessment |

Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc) | 2 hr 30 mins | 85.00 |

Total percentage (Assessment Exams) | 85.00 |

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

### Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library websiteLast updated: 05/11/2019 08:50:01

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