Module Identifier PH22510  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Professor Geraint Vaughan  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Professor Shadia R Habbal  
Pre-Requisite Successful Completion of Part 1  
Course delivery Lecture   18 Lectures  
  Seminars / Tutorials   2  
  Practical   Incorporated into PH25520 and PH25620  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours END OF SEMESTER EXAM  70%
Semester Assessment COURSE WORK: EXAMPLE SHEETS  30%
Supplementary Exam2 Hours   

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to:

Brief description

This module will provide a systematic understanding of the macroscopic world of electricity and magnetism. The laws of Coulomb, Gauss, Biot-Savart, Ampere, Faraday and Lenz will be developed to establish a conceptual understandign of electric and magnetic fields, electric potential and magnetic induction. Starting with the geometry of regular capacitors and inductors the notion of the energy denstity of electric and magnetic fields will be introduced. The concepts of electric charge, current and potential, of direct and induced electromotive force, of ressisotrs, capacitors and inductors will be used to accurately explain the operation of electric circuits and of dielectric, conducting and magnetic materials.

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
P.A. Tippler, Physics for Scientists and Engineers 1572596732


This module is at CQFW Level 5