Module Identifier PH32510  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Professor Leonard Kersley  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Dr Eleri Pryse, Professor Neville Greaves  
Pre-Requisite Core Physics Modules at Levels 1 & 2  
Course delivery Lecture   22 lectures  
Assessment Exam   End of semester examinations   80%  
  Course work   Two examples sheets Coursework Deadlines (by week of Semester): Examples sheet Week 7 Examples sheet Week 11   20%  

Module description
This module builds on the foundations laid in PH12510. Topics covered include electrostatics, dielectrics, magnetic fields, magnetic fields in matter, electromagnetic induction, alternating currents and resonance, transmission lines, Maxwell's equations.

Learning outcomes
After taking this module students should be able to:

Additional learning activities
Videocassette Sessions.

Outline syllabus
Vector Calculus:
Recap, grad, div, curl, divergence theorem, Stokes' theorem, vector identities.

Electric charge and field, Gauss' law in differential form, electrostatic energy, potential, capacitors, dielectrics, polarisation, electric displacement, boundary conditions for D and E, Poisson's equation, electrostatic calculations.

Magnetic Fields:
Lorentz force, magnetic dipole, Ampere's law in differential form, magnetic vector potential, Biot-Savart law, magnetic flux, magnetisation, magnetic intensity, boundary conditions for B and H, hysteresis.

Electromagnetic Induction:
Faraday's law in differential form, inductance, magnetic energy.

Alternating Currents:
Phasors, resonance.

Transmission Lines:
Wave propagation on lossless line, practical lines, reflections, input impedance, matching.

Maxwell's Equations:
Equation of continuity, displacement current, Maxwell's equations.

Reading Lists
Grant & Phillips. Electromagnetism. 2nd. ISBN 0471-92712-0