Module Specifications..
Current Academic Year 2023  2024
Please note that this information is subject to change.
 
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Description In this module, calculus and vector techniques are used to provide an indepth study of electric and magnetic fields and forces. The course includes concepts such as: Coulomb’s Law, electric field, Gauss’ Law, electric potential, dielectrics. Magnetism: magnetic field, force on moving charges, Ampere’s Law, BiotSavart Law, Magnetic materials. The principles developed will be applied to DC and AC circuit analysis. Electrical circuits: circuit principles, phasors, AC circuit analysis, power calculations, frequency response, resonance.  
Learning Outcomes 1. Discuss basic concepts relating to the physics of electricity and magnetism 2. Solve numerical problems in electricity and magnetism. 3. Explain the physical principles which underpin the relevant experiments in the lab modules 4. Analyse physical situations using concepts, laws and techniques in electricity and magnetism 5. Relate the physical principles of electricity and magnetism to topics covered in other modules.  
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
electric field and potential Coulomb’s Law, electric field, Coulomb’s Law, electric field, Gauss’ Law, electric potential, dielectrics. Magnetism Magnetism: magnetic field, force on moving charges, Ampere’s Law, BiotSavart Law, Magnetic materials. DC and AC circuits Analysis of DC and AC circuits, circuit principles, phasors, AC circuit analysis, power calculations, frequency response, resonance.  
 
Indicative Reading List
 
Other Resources 55280, Simulations, 0, University of Colorado Boulder Phet simulations, https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations /, 55281, Website, 0, https://openstax.org/details/books/collegephysics, https://openstax.org/details/books/collegephysics,  
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