ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES - 2017/8
Module code: PHY2065
FLORESCU M Dr (Physics)
Number of Credits
FHEQ Level 5
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 106
Lecture Hours: 34
Tutorial Hours: 10
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|School-timetabled exam/test||MULTIPLE CHOICE CLASS TEST (1 HOUR)||30|
|Examination||END OF SEMESTER 1.5HR EXAMINATION||70|
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
The module reprises electrostatics (Gauss’ Law) and proceeds to introduce electromagnetic theory through a development of Maxwell’s Equations.
The module introduces concepts associated with the electric and magnetic polarization of materials.
It introduces electromagnetic wave theory and its applications to a range of traditional applications and problems as well as the use of Fourier processing for wave signal analysis.
The module aims to present a comprehensive coverage of electromagnetism, electromagnetic waves and the electromagnetic properties of materials. It does this through the development of relevant electromagnetism theory in lectures and though the presentation of traditional applications and problems in lectures and tutorial problems. The module aims to provide further practice in the use of the mathematical tools of vector calculus and partial differential equations learnt in PHY2064.
|Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental importance of electromagnetism to many other fields of physics|
|Describe the basic concepts and principles of electromagnetic theory;|
|Set up systems of equations to describe standard problems and systems using of electromagnetism and electromagnetic waves;|
|Demonstrate competence in the analytical and numerical solution of these equations for modeling these standard problems|
|Apply the method of Fourier analysis to process electromagnetic waves.|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Electromagnetism and applications
Reprise of Gauss’ Law (first Maxwell equation) and capacitors leading to Dielectrics, Insulators & Conductors, Electric Polarisation P, Electric Displacement D, Dielectric permittivity, Electric Susceptibility, Dielectric Screening, Boundary conditions for D and E.
Electric current I and current density j, Charge continuity, Magnetic field B, Biot-Savart Law, Gauss' Law for magnetism (second Maxwell equation), Force between two conductors, The Amp, Lorentz force, Hall effect, Ampere's Law.
Electromagnetic Induction, Faraday’s Law (third Maxwell equation), Mutual and self inductance, Energy storage in B-field, Magnetic torque, Magnetic dipoles..
Diamagnets, Paramagnets, Ferromagnetics, Magnetisation M, Magnetic intensity H, Magnetic permeability, Magnetic susceptibility,
Magnetisation current, Magnetic circuits, Reluctance, Hysteresis, Permanent magnets, Boundary conditions for B and H,
Displacement current, fourth Maxwell equation, review of vector analysis,
Electromagnetic Waves and Applications:
The module investigates further the topics of magnetism and electromagnetic waves.
The lectures will go on to combine Maxwell’s equations to investigate electromagnetic wave propagation in vacuum, in materials and the behavior of electromagnetic waves at interfaces:
Electromagnetic Waves, Speed, Refractive index, Attenuation, Skin depth, Uniform Plane waves, Linear Polarisation, Energy density and Power of Waves, Waves at Boundaries - reflection & refraction.
Fresnel's equations, Brewster angle, Total Internal reflection. Transmission Lines
Processing signals images using Fourier analysis and manipulation of Fourier-transformed data.
Methods of Teaching / Learning
33 hours of lectures and 11 hours of class tutorials.
Total student workload is 150hrs, with the remaining hours consisting of independent study
The class test comprises an on-line multiple choice question paper of 20 questions.
The final examination is of 1.5h duration, with 2 questions to be attempted from 3.
Reading list for ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/phy2065
Programmes this module appears in
|Physics MPhys||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Physics with Quantum Technologies MPhys||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Physics with Nuclear Astrophysics MPhys||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Physics with Astronomy MPhys||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Physics BSc (Hons)||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Physics with Nuclear Astrophysics BSc (Hons)||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Physics with Quantum Technologies BSc (Hons)||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Physics with Astronomy BSc (Hons)||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Mathematics and Physics BSc (Hons)||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Mathematics and Physics MMath||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
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