# SFY0020 : Electricity and Magnetism

• Offered for Year: 2024/25
• Module Leader(s): Dr Salaheddine Ethni
• Lecturer: Dr Tiago Marinheiro
• Owning School: Mathematics, Statistics and Physics
• Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
##### Semesters

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

 Semester 2 Credit Value: 10 ECTS Credits: 5.0 European Credit Transfer System

#### Aims

To introduce the basic aspects of electricity and magnetism, and circuitry design and analysis without a requirement for A level physics. The module includes practical work.

#### Outline Of Syllabus

Electronic devices: principles of semi-conductors, PN junctions and transistors.
Electrostatics: Conductors and insulators. Electrification by friction. Attraction of charged bodies for uncharged ones, polarisation. Coulomb’s law. Permittivity. Dielectric constant. Electric field. Flux. Electric dipole. Lines of force. Field of a charged sphere. Electric field outside a charged plane. Gauss’ law.
Magnetism: Magnetic field. Magnetic dipole. Repulsion and attraction between poles.
Magnetic effect of currents: Repulsion and attraction between current carrying wires. Permeability and relative permeability. Fleming’s left-hand rule. Force on a moving charge in a magnetic field. Cyclotron. Biot-Savart law.
Field due to a straight wire and a circular coil. Torque on a rectangular coil in a field. Magnetic moment of a coil.
Electromagnetic induction: Faraday Lenz law. The dynamo.
Digital electronics: simple logic circuit design and analysis

#### Teaching Methods

##### Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture111:0011:00In person lecture
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials111:0011:00Pre-recorded lecture material introduces learners to syllabus content
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion34:0012:003 x Problem solving exercises each requiring 2 hours preparation 2 hours completion
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion111:0011:00Final exam - 2 hours Preparation & Revision - 9 hours
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture111:0011:00In person Lecture/problem solving class/Drop In session
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical42:008:00Laboratory practical and worksheet submission
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study136:0036:00independent study background reading and research to re-enforce knowledge and understanding
Total100:00
##### Jointly Taught With
Code Title
SFY0016Foundation Physics B
##### Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The lecture materials, lectures and notes provide all the knowledge-based requirements of the course. In addition the Online videos, Lectures and Problem solving sessions allows the material to be covered several times and reinforced through different methods. Pedagogically this should result in better understanding and increased retention.

The problem solving classes will help with general problem solving and to solidify their mathematical skills.

The practical part will link the lecture material with real life applications and provides an opportunity for the students to develop laboratory skills.

#### Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

##### Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1802A70Final Exam
##### Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Prob solv exercises2M7Small in-course assessment. Contains 5-10 questions
Prob solv exercises2M7Small in-course assessment. Contains 5-10 questions
Practical/lab report2M8assessed by a worksheet which must be completed within the lab.
Practical/lab report2M8assessed by a worksheet which must be completed within the lab.
##### Formative Assessments

Formative Assessment is an assessment which develops your skills in being assessed, allows for you to receive feedback, and prepares you for being assessed. However, it does not count to your final mark.

Description Semester When Set Comment
Practical/lab report2Mformatively assessed by a worksheet which must be completed within the lab.
Practical/lab report2MFormatively assessed by a worksheet which must be completed within the lab. Serves as introduction to the lab
##### Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The module is intended to provide a factual knowledge base and prepare students for the rigors of a stage 1 programme. A formal written examination is most appropriate in this case. In addition, The format of the examination will enable students to reliably demonstrate their own knowledge, understanding and application of learning outcomes.

The in course assessments allow the students to develop their problem solving techniques, to practise the methods learnt in the module, to assess their progress and to receive feedback; these assessments have a secondary formative purpose as well as their primary summative purpose.

The practical sessions require an assessment to ensure that students engage positively with the tasks, and that the practical skill component of the intended skill outcomes is assessed.