# 2022/23 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

## PHYS0036 Fields and Electricity

### 10 creditsClass Size: 150

**Module manager:** Dr Julian Pittard**Email:** J.M.Pittard@leeds.ac.uk

**Taught:** Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

**Year running** 2022/23

### Pre-requisite qualifications

GCSE in Mathematics and Science-Physics or GCSE in Mathematics and Science Double Award.Module replaces

PHYS0035 Thermodynamics and Electromagnetism**This module is not approved as a discovery module**

### Module summary

This module is designed for students who have not had the opportunity of an A level education in Physics and can teach you Physics to A level equivalent standards. The only prerequisite is GCSE level mathematics, or equivalent. PHYS0036 (Fields and Electricity) concerns the essentials of fields (gravity and electromagnetic) and electricity.### Objectives

On completion of the module students should be able to:- perform calculations involving electrostatic force and electrostatic potential

- contrast the concepts of gravitational and electrostatic fields

- perform calculations involving inverse square laws of fields

- understand circular motion in its application to orbiting bodies

- carry out calculations relating voltage, current and power in simple DC circuits

- use the relationships between charge, voltage and capacitance of a capacitor

- recall that moving charges give rise to magnetic effects

- carry out calculations involving the force on a moving charge or current in a magnetic field

- carry out calculations involving magnetic fields produced by currents

- describe the laws of electromagnetic induction

- perform calculations involving emfs produced by changing magnetic fields

- recall the ideas concerning alternating currents

- carry out calculations on capacitors, inductors and transformers

This module forms part of a package of three modules (PHYS0016, PHYS0025 and PHYS0036) which will prepare students for entry to the level 1 Physics component of an appropriate degree programme and in conjunction with suitable modules at the same level in other subjects will prepare students for entry to a level 1 Engineering degree.

**Learning outcomes**

Skills outcomes:

- The ability to model a physical problem

- The ability to solve physical problems using mathematics.

**Skills outcomes**

- The ability to model a physical problem

- The ability to solve physical problems using mathematics.

### Syllabus

- Electrostatics

Static charges, Coulomb’s Law, electrical fields, electric potential, potential difference, permittivity.

- DC Electricity

Charge and current. Electric fields and capacitors. Potential difference. Resistance and Resitivity. Kirchoffs’ Laws and simple circuits. Batterys.

- Magnetism

Moving charges. Magnets and their fields. The link between electricity and magnetism - electromagnetism. Fields due to currents, flux density for a very long straight wire and a very long solenoid. Force on a current in a magnetic field.

- Electromagnetic Induction

Electromagnetic induction. Magnetic flux, Faraday’s and Lenz’s laws, induced emf, generators, alternating currents, motors, back emf, transformers. Self-inductance.

- AC Electricity

Alternating voltages and currents. Power in ac circuits. Electricity distribution – transformers. Rectification. Reactance. Impedance. LC and LCR circuits.

- Gravity

Gravitation, law of universal gravitation, gravitational force, gravitational potential, gravitational field. ‘Weighing’ the earth. Acceleration due to gravity, satellites, orbitals, escape speed.

### Teaching methods

Delivery type | Number | Length hours | Student hours |

Workshop | 10 | 1.00 | 10.00 |

Lecture | 20 | 1.00 | 20.00 |

Private study hours | 70.00 | ||

Total Contact hours | 30.00 | ||

Total hours (100hr per 10 credits) | 100.00 |

### Private study

Private study: 67 hours.### Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Formative assessment in regular homeworks (using gradescope).### Methods of assessment

**Coursework**

Assessment type | Notes | % of formal assessment |

In-course Assessment | Regular Coursework | 20.00 |

Total percentage (Assessment Coursework) | 20.00 |

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 00 mins | 80.00 |

Total percentage (Assessment Exams) | 80.00 |

Students will have to complete an in-person exam at the end of the module. This will take place during the examinations period at the end of the semester and will be time bound.

### Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library websiteLast updated: 29/04/2022 15:31:37

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