Module Catalogues

Physics II: Introduction to Electromagnetism

Module Title Physics II: Introduction to Electromagnetism
Module Level Level 0
Module Credits 2.50
Academic Year 2021/22
Semester SEM2

Aims and Fit of Module

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.