PHYS313-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020

Advanced Electromagnetism and Materials

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020


The development of the Maxwell equations in differential form. The propagation of electromagnetic waves in free space, dielectrics and conducting media, their behaviour at dielectric interfaces and their production from radiating sources. Advanced topics in modern materials science. Development of the electronic theory of solids leading to band-structure calculations and on to band-structure engineering in quantum architectures. Advanced semiconductor physics including devices in modern opto-electronics.


(1) PHYS206; (2) PHYS203 or
CHEM211; (3) MATH103 or
EMTH119 or
MATH201. RP: MATH201


PHYS312, PHYS314, PHYS443

Recommended Preparation

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 16:00 - 17:00 James Logie 104
13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 443
13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 140
13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Mike Reid


Roger Reeves


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Final Exam 60%
Homework and Tutorial Assignments 20% 10% each.
Test 20% Covers 'materials' section.

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

BS Guru and HR Hiziroglu; Electromagnetic field theory fundamentals;

JR Hook and HE Hall; Solid State Physics;

The library has other books on these topics - use the title search and browse.

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $900.00

International fee $4,250.00

* 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 10 people apply to enrol.

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

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