Module Identifier PH10410  
Module Title ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator C Osbourne  
Semester Semester 2  
Pre-Requisite A Level Maths  
Co-Requisite PH16020  
Mutually Exclusive PH02510  
Course delivery Lecture   20 Lectures  
  Seminars / Tutorials   3  
Assessment
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours  70%
Supplementary Exam2 Hours   
Supplementary Assessment COURSE WORK: 2 TESTS (1 HOUR EACH), 3 EXAMPLE SHEETS   

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Calculate the force on a charged particle in electric and magnetic fields.

Calculate the potential of a system charged particles.

Describe the structure and function of resistors, and capacitors.

Calcualte DC currents and voltages in resistor networks using Krichoff's rules.

Describe the phase relationships between current and voltage in resistive, capacitative and inductive circuits.

Brief description

The concept of electic charge is introduced and electric force, field and potential are explained in terms of Coulomb's Law with illustrative examples. The alternative approach of Gauss's Law is introduced. The flow if charge is considered and this leads to Ohm' Law and the concept of resistance. Capacitors and resistors are examined and examples are given of their use in electric circuits. An introduction is given to alternating currents in resistors, capacitors and inductors.

Reading Lists

Books
** Recommended Text
M. Nelkon and P. Parker Advanced Level Physics Heinemann Educational 0435686682

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 4