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Electromagnetism and Physics Lab - PHYS3040

Year - 2018

The lectures cover the theory of electromagnetism, one of the cornerstones of classical physics. They introduce Maxwell's equations in their differential form, using the power of vector calculus. The main application will be to electromagnetic waves, including reflection and absorption, which have application in fields such as optics, plasma physics and astrophysics. In the practical laboratory classes, students will choose from a range of experiments that aim to give them an appreciation of the analytical, technical and practical skills required to conduct modern experimental work.

Nineteen 1-hour lectures and twelve 4-hour practicals.

One 1.5 hour exam, quizzes, practical reports and oral presentation (100%).

Griffiths, DJ. Introduction to Electrodynamics. Third Edition.


PHYS2X11 and PHYS2X12 and (MATH2X21 or MATH2X61 or MATH2067)


PHYS3940 or PHYS3941


Faculty: Science

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Physics Academic Operations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: A/Prof Boris Kuhlmey
HECS Band: 2
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