Magnetism & Superconductivity

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Magnetism & Superconductivity

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Scotcat Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2.5 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 5
  • Overview

    This course will explore the key principles and applications of Magnetism & Superconductivity, and their relevance to current developments in physics.

    By the end of this course students will be able to:
    (1) Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Magnetism and Superconductivity through the description and analysis of processes, relationships and techniques relevant to the following topics: diamagnetism and paramagnetism; ferromagnetism; macroscopic behaviour of ferromagnets; applications of magnetic materials; achievement and measurement of low temperatures; superconductivity ? basic properties and phenomenological description; superconductivity on a microscopic scale; superconducting devices; ceramic ?high temperature? superconductors.
    (2) Write down and, where appropriate, either prove or explain the underlying basis of physical laws relevant to the course topics, discussing their applications and appreciating their relation to the topics of other courses taken.
    (3) Apply the ideas and techniques developed in the lectures to solve general classes of problems which may include straightforward unseen elements.

Course Disclaimer

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 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.