Course Code:

PHY2105

Course Credit Units:

3

Semester:

Semester 1

Year of Study:

Year 2

Undergraduate or Graduate Level:

Undergraduate Level

Academic Programs:

School:

Course Description & Objectives:

This course builds on the Electricity and Magnetism course offered at Level 1. It covers eelectrostatics, stationary electric fields in conducting media, magneto-static field laws, Maxwell’s equations and their applications.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the course, the student will be able to:

- Solve problems in electrostatics;
- Explain electric conduction in metals, state and apply the equation of continuity, and calculate resistances of given pairs of conductors.
- Derive expressions for the capacitances of cylindrical and spherical capacitors; and densities due to simple current distributions.
- Solve problems involving static magnetic fields.
- Explain magnetic properties of matter.
- Apply the laws of electromagnetic induction to problems involving eddy currents, self and mutual induction, and derive Neumann’s formula;
- State Maxwell’s equations of electromagnetism and derive the wave equations for
**E**and**H**in dielectrics, and in conducting media. - Derive the relation between time-averaged Poynting’s vector and the energy density of the electromagnetic field.
- Solve problems involving reflection and refraction of plane waves.