Module Specifications..
Current Academic Year 2023  2024
Please note that this information is subject to change.
 
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Description Maxwell's equations are introduced through conceptual development of electromagnetism, integration and vector calculus.  
Learning Outcomes 1. demonstrate conceptual understanding of electric and magnetic fields 2. apply the superposition principle in the context of electric and magnetic fields 3. set up integrals to evaluate EM quantities due to charge distributions and current configurations 4. link electromagnetism with other areas of physics, e.g. mechanics, optics, and special relativity. 5. solve unseen problems in electromagnetism 6. understand link between electric and magnetic field to basic electric quantities such as current, resistance, voltage, capacitance  
All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml 

Indicative Content and Learning Activities
Learning Activities The online platform Loop is used to deliver prerecorded asynchronous lectures and multiple choice quizzes. These prepare students for each specific topic. Synchronous Zoom tutorials are used for interactive problem solving, through conceptual and selected symbolic and numerical problems, based on the knowledge gained in lectures and quizzes. Electrostatics Electric force, field, flux, and potential. Coulomb's Law. Gauss' Law. Electric fields in matter Electric dipoles. Polarisation. Capacitance Magnetostatics Magnetic force, field, and flux. BiotSavart law. Ampere's law. Electromagnetism Faraday's law. Electromagnetic induction. Maxwell's correction to Ampere's law. Electric fields, magnetic fields & special relativity. Maxwell's equations Differential and integral forms of Maxwell's equations. Mathematical tools Vector components. Vector addition and subtraction. Line integrals and circulation. Surface and volume integrals. Divergence, gradient, curl.  
 
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Date of Last Revision  20JUN08  
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