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Module Code: PHY006
Module Title: Physics II: Introduction to Electromagnetism
Module Level: Level 0
Module Credits: 2.50
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Mathematical Sciences
Pre-requisites: MTH019ORMTH023MTH013
This module is designed for the students from CSSE (Computer Science and Software Engineering) as their requirement. This module aims to provide fundamental knowledge of Electromagnetics to CSSE students, and to provide an experimental foundation for the theoretical concepts introduced in the lectures, and to help students be familiar with the experimental apparatus of Electromagnetics, the scientific method and tools of experimental data analysis.
Learning outcomes 
A Solve problems in electrostatic, magnetostatic, and electromagnetic fields

B State several laws and principles of electric, magnetic, and electromagnetic fields

C Know the concept of Maxwell equations

D Understand the circuit diagram

E Describe the principles of operation of several electrical, magnetic, and electromagnetic devices

Method of teaching and learning 
There are 7 teaching weeks from Week 8 to Week 14. Students will be expected to attend four hours of formal lectures and class demonstrations in a typical week. Lectures will introduce students to the academic content and practical skills which are the subject of the module.

In addition, students will be expected to devote six hours of unsupervised time to private study. Private study will provide time for reflection and consideration of lecture material and background reading.

Students will be required to attend 2 sessions of the physics experiments. In addition, students will be expected to research each topic before coming to lab class. The pre-lab handout will give some background for study, and will include a few specific questions. Moreover, for each lab, students will be required to submit a formal lab report within the two weeks after they complete the experiment.


Theory Part

Chapter I. Electrostatic field

§1-1 Coulomb's law

§1-2 Electric field

Electric field of point charge, superposition principle, electric field lines and flux

§1-3 Gauss' law

Gauss' law and its applications, examples

§1-4 Electric potential

Potential difference and electric potential, potential gradient,

Electrostatic energy

§1-5 Conductors in electrostatic field, electrostatic shielding

§1-6 Dielectrics in electrostatic field

Permittivity, electric dipole and polarization, bound surface charge density

§1-7 Capacitors

Capacitance and energy stored in charged capacitors

§1-8 Electromotive force and direct-current circuit

Chapter II Magnetic force

§2-1 Magnets

magnetic field and magnetic field line

§2-2 Magnetic force on charged particles moving in magnetic field

§2-3 Magnetic force on current-carrying wires

§2-4 Torque on a current loop and electric motors

§2-5 Hall effect

Chapter III Magnetic field

§3-1 Sources of magnetic field

§3-2 Ampere's law and its application

§3-3 Interaction between parallel currents

§3-4 Behavior of materials in magnetic field

§3-5 Magnetic moment and magnetization

Magnetic moment and magnetization, microscopic picture of magnetization

Chapter IV Electromagnetic Induction

§4-1 Faraday’s law

§4-2 Lenz’s law

§4-3 Motional electromotive force

§4-4 Induced electric fields

§4-5 Inductance

§4-6 The R-L circuit and L-C circuit

Chapter V Electromagnetic Waves

§5-1 Maxwell’s equations and electromagnetic waves

§5-2 Plane electromagnetic waves and sinusoidal electromagnetic waves

§5-3 Energy and momentum in electromagnetic waves

§5-4 Standing electromagnetic waves

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 24    9  6    36  75 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Final Exam 65.00
2 Coursework 20.00
3 Experiment 15.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 12/16/2019 7:18:30 AM