PHY2021 : Principles of Electromagnetism
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Dr Jon Goss
- Lecturer: Dr Daniel Naylor
- Owning School: Mathematics, Statistics and Physics
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
To enhance the students' knowledge of electromagnetic fields and wave behaviour and how this can be used to describe quasistatic fields, transmission lines and plane waves.
Outline Of Syllabus
Basic vector algebra, definitions of Curl, Div and Grad, review quasi-static fields, Laplace and Poisson equations, continuity equation, derivation of Maxwell’s equations for static and time varying fields. Physical and engineering significance of Maxwell’s equations.
Concepts of distributed circuits, derivation of transmission line parameters, attenuation and phase coefficients, characteristic impedance, Standing Wave Ratio (SWR) definition, lossless and lossy lines and matching techniques.
Derivation of the wave equation, solution of wave equation for the transverse electromagnetic (TEM) case, plane wave concepts, wavelength, attenuation and phase constants, propagation of waves in lossless and lossy media, polarisation, wave power (Poynting vector), interaction with dielectric and conducting media and wave reflection and refraction.
Design implications of skin effect, corona discharge, shielding, review of Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) concepts and legislative requirements.
Relevant examples will be provided to reinforce key topics as appropriate.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||24||1:00||24:00||Lectures|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||6||1:00||6:00||Tutorial sessions to cover solutions to practical problems|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Final Exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||30||0:30||15:00||Revision for final exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||2||13:00||26:00||Written Problem Solving assignments|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||27:00||27:00||Reviewing lecture notes, reviewing recap, general reading|
Jointly Taught With
|EEE2015||Electromagnetic Fields & Waves|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures provide core material and guidance for further reading, problem solving practice is provided through tutorials.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Module Code||Module Title||Semester||Comment|
|EEE2015||Electromagnetic Fields & Waves||2||N/A|
|Prob solv exercises||2||M||30||Written Problem Solving assignments|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The examination provides the opportunity for the student to demonstrate their understanding of the lecture course material. The written assignments (two, equally weighted) test the understanding of the course material through the use of problem solving, testing both mathematical and conceptual understanding.