Module Title  LH Electromagnetism 
School  Physics and Astronomy 
Department  Physics & Astronomy 
Module Code  03 35259 
Module Lead  Dr Evgueni Goudzovski 
Level  Honours Level 
Credits  10 
Semester  Semester 2 
Prerequisites 
LI Differential Equations  (06 25670)
LI Multivariable & Vector Analysis  (06 25667)

Corequisites 
LH Quantum Mechanics  (03 35258)

Restrictions  This module can be taken by any student with the appropriate prerequisite. 
Contact Hours 
Lecture24 hours
Guided independent study76 hours
Total: 100 hours

Exclusions  
Description  Electromagnetism deals with mankind's greatest advances in the understanding of electricity and magnetism thanks to pure research carried by the likes of Faraday, Ampere and Maxwell. According the Feynman, the most significant event of the 19th Century was Maxwell's four equations for electromagnetic fields published between 1855 and 1865. These four equations described the whole of electricity and magnetism and, for the first time, unified the electric and magnetic forces into one theory of electromagnetism. Maxwell also used these equations to show that light was an electromagnetic wave and accurately predicted the velocity of light. His equations also showed that electromagnetic waves were Lorentz invariant some forty years before Einstein. 
Learning Outcomes  By the end of the module students should be able to:  Apply the laws of Gauss, Faraday and Ampere to problems involving charges and magnetic fields
 Have a firm grounding of Maxwell's equations and their origins
 Apply and solve Maxwell's equations to electromagnetic problems
 Show that electric and magnetic fields can travel as waves in free space and media
 Calculate the major laws of optics using electromagnetic theoryApply Maxwell's equations in order to derive the conductivity of conductors and plasmas
 Use Poynting's vector to calculate the power in an electromagnetic wave

Assessment 

Assessment Methods & Exceptions  Class Test (20%); 1.5 hours Examination (80%) 
Other  
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