Electricity and Magnetism
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3
Hours & Credits
Electrostatics, Gauss' dielectric flux theorem, electric potential, Laplace's equation, Poisson's equation, electric currents, magnetic fields, Ampµere's theorem, Biot-Savart law, magnetic induction, Maxwell's equations.
On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
-derive Gauss' dielectric flux theorem
-calculate electric fields for various collections of electric charges
-appreciate the origin of magnetic fields
-use Ampere's theorem and the Biot-Savart law to calculate magnetic fields
-describe the electromagnetic nature of light using Maxwell's equations
Teaching & Learning methods:
Lectures: 24 hours
Tutorials: 10 hours
Planned learning activities: 10 hours
Independent student activities: 36 hours
Continuous Assessment: 20%
University scheduled written examination: 80%
Continuous Assessment detail(s): Assignments
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.