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2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

ELEC1900 Physical Electronics 1

10 creditsClass Size: 100

Module manager: Professor Edmund Linfield
Email: e.h.linfield@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

The teaching and assessment methods shown below will be kept under review during 2021-22. In particular, if conditions allow for alternative formats of delivery, we may amend the timetable and schedule appropriate classes in addition to (or in place of) any online activities/sessions. Where learning activities are scheduled to take place on campus, it may be possible and/or necessary for some students to join these sessions remotely. Some of the listed contact hours may also be optional surgeries. Students will be provided with full information about the arrangements for all of these activities by the module staff at the beginning of the teaching semester.‘Independent online learning’ may involve watching pre-recorded lecture material or screen-casts, engaging in learning activities such as online worked examples or mini-projects, etc. Students will be expected to fully engage with all of these activities. The time commitment for independent online learning, and also the frequency and duration of online sessions are approximate and intended as a guide only. Further details will be confirmed when the module commences.Where assessments are shown as Online Time-Limited Assessments, the durations shown are indicative only. The actual time permitted for individual assessments will be confirmed prior to the assessments taking place.

Objectives

This module introduces the physical principles involved in the operation of electronic components and electrical systems.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Explain the relationship between electric fields, charges and currents, potential difference and work done on a charge and solve well-defined problems involving these quantities.
2. Describe the basic properties of materials which govern electronic and magnetic phenomena.
3. Explain the concept of electromagnetic induction and the relationship between current, magnetic field and motion, and solve well-defined problems involving these quantities.



Syllabus

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Electronic properties of materials: resistivity & conductivity; capacitance & permittivity. Potential & electric field; charges in electric fields; field lines in a parallel plate capacitor
Introduction to magnetic fields & flux density; inductance of coils. The ideal transformer. Magnetic permeability
Electromagnetic induction & relationship between current, magnetic field & motion. Basic concept of the electric motor and electric generator

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Examples Class181.0018.00
Seminar181.0018.00
Private study hours64.00
Total Contact hours36.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Students are expected to use private study time to consolidate their understanding of course materials, to undertake preparatory work for seminars, workshops, tutorials, examples classes and practical classes, and also to prepare for in-course and summative assessments.


Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students studying ELEC modules will receive formative feedback in a variety of ways, including the use of self-test quizzes on Minerva, practice questions/worked examples and (where appropriate) through verbal interaction with teaching staff and/or post-graduate demonstrators.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Online Time-Limited assessment2 hr 00 mins30.00
Online Time-Limited assessment2 hr 00 mins30.00
Online Time-Limited assessment2 hr 00 mins40.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

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

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 29/06/2021 16:47:29

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