3169.22 - Electromagnetism
Mathematics 1 (simultaneously).
To introduce the students to electromagnetic theory and apply it to solve simple but realistic problems.
Electric charge, electric field and flux, Gauss’ law, electric potential, capacitance, dielectrics, current, resistance, electromotive force, simple direct current (DC) circuits. Magnetic field and flux, magnetic force, sources of magnetic field, electromagnetic induction, inductance, alternating current (AC) and simple AC-circuits. Maxwell’s equations, waves, electromagnetic waves.
Learning and teaching approaches
Lectures, problem solving, laboratory exercises
On completion of the course, the successful student will be able to: - Describe electromagnetic fields using vector analysis. - Calculate charge and fields associated with conductors and insulators. - Calculate magnetic fields in magnetic and nonmagnetic materials. - Calculate electromagnetic forces. - Describe the functionality and significance of commonly used components in electric circuits, i.e. resistors, capacitors, inductors, voltage and current sources. - Analyze simple DC circuits. - Have knowledge to simple AC circuits. - Describe the significance of Maxwell’s equations. - Apply Maxwell’s equations to solve symmetrical problems. - Describe the relationship between flux linkage, inductance and induced voltage. - Calculate energy and power in electromagnetic waves. - Demonstrate use of standard laboratory instrumentation. - Evaluate the influence on results when comparing ideal symmetrical problems to more realistic problems .
End-of-course 4 hour written exam, all material allowed. Students need to have passed the topic work.
University Physics with modern physics, Young and Freedman, Pearson, 15th Ed. 2020