|PHY3054||Electromagnetism II (IS)||2017-18|
|Prof. R.J. Hicken|
|Credits:||15 NICATS / 7.5 ECTS|
|Enrolment:||5 students (approx)|
This module is an Independent Study version of PHY3051. It is taken by students remote from Exeter, e.g. at Stage 3 of F304, who are therefore unable to attend traditional lectures and tutorials.
This is the second electromagnetism module taken by Physics students. It builds on PHY2021 (Electromagnetism I) and covers fundamental physics that students are capable of directly observing. The dielectric and magnetic properties of solids are introduced and a range of interesting phenomena are covered including the scattering of light the propagation of electromagnetic waves, etc., are important in a wide variety of areas and in many key technologies. The early part of the module is primarily a recap and a reinforcing of the difficult material treated at the end of PHY2021.
The module aims to develop students' understanding of Maxwell's equations and their applications including some advanced topics. Specifically, students will get to the point where they can handle the fundamentals of fields due to moving charges and also to begin to explore the interaction of electromagnetic radiation with matter.
A student who has passed this module should be able to:
|Description||Study time||KIS type|
|5×6-hour self-study packages||30 hours||GIS|
|4×4-hour problem sets||16 hours||GIS|
|Reading, private study and revision||104 hours||GIS|
|0%||Guided self-study||5×6-hour packages||Fortnightly||1-10||Self-evaluation|
|0%||4 × Problems sets (marked by module convener)||4 hours per set||Fortnightly||1-10||Written|
|100%||Final Examination||2 hours 30 minutes||January||1-10||Mark via MyExeter, collective feedback via ELE and solutions.|
The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of information that students are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Instructor(s).
|Pre-requisite Modules||Electromagnetism I (PHY2021)|
Re-assessment is not available except when required by referral or deferral.
|Original form of assessment||Form of re-assessment||ILOs re-assessed||Time scale for re-assessment|
|Whole module||Written examination (100%)||1-10||August/September assessment period|
Notes: See Physics Assessment Conventions.
|IoP Accreditation Checklist||
|Distance learning||YES (see PHY3051)|
|Keywords||Physics; Maxwell's equations; Electromagnetic fields; Waves; Radiation; Properties of matter.|