Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
The laws of electromagnetism govern the behaviour and interaction of electric and magnetic fields which are fundamental to existing and new technologies such as lasers, TV and radar. The purpose of this course is to provide an understanding of these physical laws. You will be introduced to the basic concepts and ideas of electromagnetism and will use a range of mathematical tools to quantitatively investigate electromagnetic phenomena.
In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory Workplace Health and Safety requirement. Students will receive full information on this compulsory course component in the course outline provided by the school.
On successful completion of this course, students will have:
1. Knowledge and understanding of Electromagnetism Laws.
2. Competency in using the essential mathematical skills needed for describing Electromagnetic phenomena
3. Problem solving skills applied to electromagnetism.
4. Laboratory-based competency in electromagnetism
5. An appreciation of the influence of electromagnetism on modern scientific development.
6. An interest in the role of electromagnetism in the everyday world.
" Review of multivariable calculus tools
" Fundamental electrostatics
" Laplace and Poisson boundary value problems
" Electric current
" Fundamental Magnetostatics
" Magnetic materials
" Electromagnetic induction
" Alternating current circuits
" Maxwell's equations and EM waves in free space
PHYS2220 Quantum Mechanics and Electromagnetism (one half)
Students who fail PHYS2220 will be advised to enrol in either of the new courses PHYS2210 Electromagnetism or PHYS2170 Quantum Mechanics and Semiconductor Physics. A decision on which course students will need to complete will be made by the Head of the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (or delegate) and will be based on relative performance in the two topics of PHYS2220 (Quantum Mechanics and Electromagnetism).
PHYS1210, PHYS1220, and successfull completion of or concurrent enrolment in MATH2310
Modes of Delivery
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Laboratory: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 7 weeks