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)Prohibitions
PHYS3940 or PHYS3941