Electricity and Magnetism

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Electricity and Magnetism

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • 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

    Module Aims: To give students a broad, rigorous introduction to electricity and magnetism treated as distinct phenomena in the statics approximation.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Explain the basic electric and magnetic interactions due to charged particles and currents
    2. Describe how the electric interactions due to single or collection of charged particles are embodied in the concepts of the electric field and the electric potential
    3. Predict the motion of charged particles in electric and magnetic fields
    4. Explain the basic physics of capacitors and resistors
    5. Predict the behaviour of simple and complex direct current circuits using the fundamental conservation laws.
    6. Write a project on an application or a natural phenomenon based on the fundamental laws of electricity and magnetism

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