Electromagnetic Theory 2 PHYS5005

  • Academic Session: 2017-18
  • School: School of Physics and Astronomy
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

To provide students with an opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of the key principles and applications of Electromagnetic Theory 2, and their relevance to current developments in physics, at a level appropriate for a professional physicist.

Timetable

  18 lectures, typically 2 lectures per week

Requirements of Entry

This course is normally only open to students who meet the requirements for entry, or progression, for a degree programme which includes Electromagnetic Theory 2 as an elective or compulsory course.

 

Electromagnetic Theory 2 is a compulsory course for the following degree programmes:

 

MSci Physics, MSci Theoretical Physics

 

Electromagnetic Theory 2 is an elective course for the following degree programmes:

 

MSci Combined Physics, MSci Physics with Astrophysics, MSci Chemical Physics, MSci Chemical Physics with Work Placement

 

Electromagnetic Theory 2 is a prohibited course for the following degree programmes:

 

BSc (Honours) Physics, BSc (Honours) Combined Physics, BSc (Honours) Chemical Physics, BSc (Honours) Physics with Astrophysics, BSc (Designated) Physics, BSc (Designated) Combined Physics, BSc (Designated) Physics with Astrophysics

 

Also, students must normally have attended previously, and been examined in, the following pre-requisite courses:

 

Electromagnetic Theory 1

 

 

Excluded Courses

  None

Assessment

Examination (100%)

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

To provide students with an opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of the key principles and applications of Electromagnetic Theory, and their relevance to current developments in physics, at a level appropriate for a professional physicist.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course students will be able to demonstrate a knowledge and broad understanding of Electromagnetic Theory, and show a critical awareness of the significance and importance of the topics, methods and techniques discussed in the lectures and their relationship to concepts presented in other courses. They should be able to describe and analyse quantitatively processes, relationships and techniques relevant to the topics included in the course outline, applying these ideas and techniques to analyse critically and solve advanced or complex problems which may include unseen elements. They should be able to write down and, where appropriate, either prove or explain the underlying basis of physical laws relevant to the course topics, and discuss their applications.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Not applicable