Waves and Fields - PHYS3220

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Canterbury
Spring Term 4 15 (7.5) Michael Hughes checkmark-circle

Overview

This module examines key physical phenomena of waves and fields which extend over time and space. The first part presents a mathematical description of oscillations and develops this to a description of wave phenomena. The second part is an introduction to electromagnetism which includes electric and magnetic fields before providing an introduction to the topic of electrical circuits.

Details

Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 30
Private Study Hours: 120
Total Study Hours: 150

Availability

This is not available as an elective module choice.

Method of assessment

Problem Set 1 (4 hours) - 10%
Problem Set 2 (4 hours) - 10%
Examination (2 hours) - 80%
Academic year 2022/23 examined: In-Person Exam (Standard Exam)

Indicative reading

Tipler, P. and Mosca, G. (2008) Physics for Scientists and Engineers (6th Ed.); Palgrave Macmillan
Nahvi, M. and Edminister, J. (2003) Schaum's Outline of Theory and Problems of Electric Circuits; McGraw-Hill

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the laws of physics for waves and introductory electromagnetism.
2 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of physical quantities, their units, and typical values, for waves and introductory electromagnetism.
3 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of physical phenomena, the terminology used to describe them, and typical circumstances in which they are found to occur, for waves and introductory electromagnetism.
4 Formulate and solve problems in waves and introductory electromagnetism.
5 Quantitatively describe and predict waves and introductory electromagnetism phenomena using mathematics.

Notes

  1. Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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