PHYS206-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Electromagnetism and Materials

15 points
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018

Description

The treatment of electromagnetic forces and potentials in vector form. Development of the fundamental laws of electromagnetism through to the Maxwell equations in integral form. Practical application of electromagnetic theory to various physical situations. Introduction to modern materials starting with their different classifications, their physical structure and their basic electronic properties. Later sections will include discussion of nanomaterials and semiconductors. Frequent reference will be made to the technological relevance of the material as well as the basic physics at its foundation.

Introduction to modern materials starting with their different classifications, their physical structure and their basic electronic properties.  Later sections will include discussion of nanomaterials and semiconductors.  Frequent reference will be made to the technological relevance of the material as well as the basic physics at its foundation.

Learning Outcomes

As a student in this course, I will develop the ability to:

  • Understand and describe the basic concepts of electric forces, fields and potentials (exam assessment).
  • Calculate forces, fields and potentials caused by electric charges (assignment and exam assessment).
  • Understand and describe the concepts of magnetic fields induced by currents and the effects of magnetic fields on charges, as well as the energy associated with fields (exam assessment).
  • Mathematically formulate and solve various applications in electromagnetism (assignment and exam assessment).
  • Understand and describe the basic classification of modern materials (assignment and exam assessment)
  • Understand and describe the physical properties that classify a material as metallic, insulating or semiconducting. (assignment and exam assessment)
  • Understand and describe the basics of semiconducting doping and how it leads to applications in electronics (assignment and exam assessment)
  • Understand and describe the effects of physical confinement that lead to new features in nanotechnology (assignment and exam assessment).
  • Mathematically formulate and solve various applications in materials science (assignment and exam assessment).

    In addition I will have developed and demonstrated the following transferrable skills:
  • Writing and communication skills (assignment assessment).
  • Ability to apply computational skills in MATLAB or other languages to the solution of real-world problems in electromagnetism and materials science (assignment assessment).
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Pre-requisites

(1) PHYS102 or (PHYS101 + CHEM211); (2) MATH102. These prerequisites may be replaced by a high level of achievement in level 3 NCEA Physics and Mathematics with Calculus or other background approved by the Head of Department. RP: MATH103 or EMTH119.

Restrictions

PHYS202, PHYS314

Recommended Preparation

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 Link 309 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 101 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 16:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 225 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 West 505 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Final Exam 50%
Weekly Homework 20% Best nine of ten will count
Test One 12.5% To be scheduled during timetabled lecture or tutorial times
Test Two 12.5% To be scheduled during timetabled lecture or tutorial times
Tutorial attendance and participation 5%


30% assignments
20% 1-hour mid-course test
50% 3-hour final exam

Course links

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Notes

Workload 150 hours made up of 36 hours lectures, 12 hours tutorials, 102 hours assignments and self study.

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

Please consult the document General Information for Physics and Astronomy Students on the Physics and Astronomy Web Page.
http://www.phys.canterbury.ac.nz/courses/General.pdf

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $865.00

International fee $3,788.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 20 people apply to enrol.

For further information see School of Physical & Chemical Sciences on the department and colleges page.

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