2022/23 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
PHYS2340 Electromagnetism (Geophysics)
10 creditsClass Size: 20
Module manager: Dr Michael Ries
Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable
Year running 2022/23
This module is mutually exclusive with
|PHYS2300||Physics 3- Fields and Energy|
|PHYS2350||Electromagnetism (Joint Honours)|
This module is not approved as a discovery module
ObjectivesBy 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.
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.
Problem solving in electromagnetism
Electric and Magnetic Fields:
E field, Gauss; B field, Ampere; Magnetic induction, Faraday, Lenz.
in resistors inductors and capacitors, LCR circuits, Complex impedance, Resonance.
(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; Magnetization; Summary of Maxwell's equations.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||67.00|
|Total Contact hours||33.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Private studyReading lecture notes and books
Methods of assessment
|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
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)||2 hr 30 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. Students must submit a serious attempt at all assessments, in order to pass the module overall.
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
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