Electricity and Magnetism

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Electricity and Magnetism

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Mathematics, Physics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    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.

    Learning Outcomes:

    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

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