• Offered by Physics Education Centre
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Physics
  • Areas of interest Physics
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Cormac Corr
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2020
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This core physics course deals with classical electromagnetism. This course includes considerations of: electrostatic fields in free space and in dielectrics; magnetic fields due to steady and varying currents; electromagnetic induction; magnetic materials; Maxwell's equations and the propagation of electromagnetic waves; dipole radiation; waveguides. The course includes a lab component as part of the combined second year lab program.

Honours Pathway Option

This course is offered as an advanced option. Students taking this option will be required to complete alternative assignment options comprising 15% of the total assessment.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. describe and understand the basic concepts underpinning electricity and magnetism such as potential and field.

2. understand the relationship between electric and magnetic fields.

3. calculate the electrostatic and magnetic fields produced by static and moving charges in a variety of simple configurations.

4. see how the theory describing electricity and magnetism relates to areas in physics such as gravitation, fluids, thermal physics  and quantum mechanics.

5. identify and apply appropriate theoretical techniques to solve a range of different problems in electromagnetism.

6. apply those theoretical techniques to solve problems in any context underpinned by coupled linear differential equations.

7. design, set up, and carry out experiments; analyse data recognising and accounting for errors; and compare with theoretical predictions.

Indicative Assessment

Examination 70% (LO 1-6), weekly assignments 20% (LO1-6), lab 10% (LO 7).

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Workload

Contact hours include approximately thirty-six lectures and twelve tutorials, plus approximately 6 hours in the lab over the semester.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed PHYS1201 and completed or completing MATH2306 or completed ENGN2218.

Assumed Knowledge

Students enrolling in this course are strongly encouraged to have completed PHYS1201 with a credit or higher.

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8854 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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