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Business, Engineering and Technology
On-campus block of classes
The module covers electrostatic, magnetostatic and electromagnetic fields and their use to create electromagnetic devices and systems. This study includes a mathematical description of the fields, an examination of the basic laws governing the generation of fields, and a study of interactions with dielectric and magnetic materials. Maxwell’s field equations are introduced. Application of electromagnetic fields in wireless transmission, transformers, electrical motors and generators are examined, as are electrostatic painting, magneto hydrodynamics and beam control in a synchrotron. Naturally generated fields such as the earth’s magnetic field and the electric fields causing lightning are also discussed.
On completion of the module, students will be expected to be able to:
|1||summarise underlying concepts and theory behind electric & magnetic fields and relate them to suitable applications|
|2||interpret mathematics used in solving problems in electromagnetism|
|3||describe electric and magnetic properties of materials|
|4||evaluate the currents and voltages in distributed circuits|
|5||compute forces caused by electromagnetic fields|
Coursework assessment: 30%
The module provides a theoretical basis for the study of the interaction of electrical and magnetic systems.There will be a combination of lectures that include interactive elements, tutorials in which students will do individual work and experiments that will be done in the laboratory by student teams. All outcomes will be assessed by means of tutorial work, assignment, class tests and final examination.
Basics of Electrical and Optical Physics, Basic Mathematical Concepts, Advanced Mathematical Concepts
Differential and Integral Calculus, Advanced Differential and Integral Calculus