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2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

ELEC1900 Physical Electronics 1

10 creditsClass Size: 160

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

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

The teaching and assessment methods shown below will be kept under review during 2020-21. 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) the Online Learning Workshops. For Semester 2 (from January 2021), we anticipate that this will be most likely, in which case online teaching will be substituted for traditional face-to-face teaching methods, including lectures and practical classes. ‘Independent online learning’ will involve watching pre-recorded lecture material or screen-casts, engaging in learning activities such as online worked examples or remote/virtual laboratory work, 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 Learning Workshops, are approximate and intended as a guide only. Further details will be confirmed when the module commences.

Objectives

This module covers the basic physical principles involved in the function of key 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.
2. Appreciate the basic properties of materials which govern electronic and magnetic phenomena.
3. Understand the concept of electromagnetic induction and the relationship between current, magnetic field and motion.
4. Understand the operating principle of a simple electric motor.


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
On-line Learning201.0020.00
Independent online learning hours32.00
Private study hours48.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Students are expected to use private study time to consolidate the material covered in lectures, to undertake preparatory work for examples classes/laboratory classes and to prepare for summative assessments.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Feedback will be mainly provided through the examples classes.

Methods of assessment

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


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Online AssessmentOnline Assignment/Test 125.00
Online AssessmentOnline Assignment/Test 225.00
Online AssessmentOnline Assignment/Test 325.00
Online AssessmentOnline Assignment/Test 425.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Resits for ELEC and XJEL modules are subject to the School's Resit Policy and the Code of Practice on Assessment (CoPA), which are available on Minerva. Students should be aware that, for some modules, a resit may only be conducted on an internal basis (with tuition) in the next academic session. .

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 10/08/2020 08:35:35

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