2 x 50-minute lectures weekly
1 x 50-minute tutorial weekly
6 x 180-minute laboratories per semester
1 of MATH1122, MATH1204
Enrolment not permitted
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Assumed knowledge
An introduction to electromagnetism such as can be obtained in ENGR1722 Engineering Physics and Materials or PHYS1102 Fundamental Physics II.
Topic description
  1. Electrostatic fields: Coulomb's law, electric field intensity, electric flux density, Gauss' law, energy and potential, capacitors, Poisson's and Laplace's equations
  2. Magnetostatic fields: Biot-Savart Law, Ampere's circuital law, Stokes' theorem, magnetic flux density, magnetic force, boundary conditions
  3. Time-varying fields: Faraday's law, displacement current, Maxwell's equations
  4. Applications: transformers, wave propagation, transmission lines, rotating electric machines
Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Develop a fundamental understanding of the theory of electromagnetic fields
  • Introduce the theory and practice of common electromagnetic devices
  • Develop problem solving skills, including computational skills
  • Develop experimental skills
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental laws that govern electromagnetic fields
  2. Describe the construction, principles of operation and application of common electromagnetic devices