Module Identifier PH32510  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr Eleri Pryse  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Dr Xing Li  
Pre-Requisite Core Physics Modules at Levels 1 & 2  
Course delivery Lecture   22 lectures  
Assessment Course work   Two examples sheets Coursework Deadlines (by week of Semester): Examples sheet Week 7 Examples sheet Week 11   20%  
  Exam   2 Hours end of semester examination for BSc students   80%  
  Exam   3 Hours end of semester examination for MPhys students   80%  

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:

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