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# Coursebooks 2016-2017

## General physics III

#### PHYS-201(d)

#### Lecturer(s) :

Grundler Dirk#### Language:

English

#### Summary

The topics covered by the course are concepts of fluid mechanics, waves, and electromagnetism.#### Content

**Concepts of fluid mechanics**

- Statics and dynamics of ideal fluids**Waves**

- General understanding of wave motion, including energetic aspects

- Description of different waves propagating in a dense medium

- Superposition of waves: reflection, stationary waves, wave modulation, interference, and diffraction**Electromagnetism**

- Electrostatics: Coulomb law and electric field, Gauss law, electric potential, capacity and energy, the electric fields in the dielectric matter

- Electrical currents and AC circuits

- Magnetostatics: the electrical currents and the magnetic field, the two fundamental laws, the magnetic properties of matter, ferromagnetism.

- The Faraday law: the emf force, the law of induction, self and mutual inductances, the magnetic energy

- Maxwell equations: the displacement current and Maxwell equations in vacuum, electromagnetic waves, Poynting vector, energy considerations

#### Keywords

Electromagnetism, electricity and magnetism, interference, diffraction, Poynting vector, Maxwell's equations, vector calculus, div, grad, curl, Laplacian (in different coordinate systems), vector and integral identities

#### Learning Prerequisites

##### Required courses

General Physics I, II

##### Recommended courses

Mathematics courses 1st year

#### Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:- Integrate topics of the course
- Manipulate equations given in the course
- Apply concepts given in the course to practical problems
- Solve problems using the concepts given in the course
- Choose appropriate method for solving a problem
- Deduce properties on the basis of fundamental laws
- Analyze quantitatively consequences of wave phenomena such as interference, diffraction, etc.

#### Transversal skills

- Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.
- Communicate effectively, being understood, including across different languages and cultures.
- Give feedback (critique) in an appropriate fashion.

#### Teaching methods

Ex cathedra with demonstrations and exercises supervised in class; clickers

#### Expected student activities

Attendance at lectures, completing exercises, revision of lecture contents, feedback via electronic means (e.g. speakup, clickers)

#### Assessment methods

Written Exam

#### Supervision

Office hours | Yes |

Assistants | Yes |

#### Resources

##### Bibliography

There are several textbooks that address concepts and aspects of the lecture (on different levels). Among them there are the following: (in French) M. Alonso and E.J. Finn: "Physique generale - 2. Champs et ondes", 2. Ed. - Dunod (Paris); F. A. Reuse, "Electrodynamique", PPUR; (in English) A. Zangwill, "Modern Electrodynamics", Cambridge University Press; (advanced level) J. D. Jackson, "Classical Electrodynamics, 3rd Edition, Wiley. Further textbooks that provide more examples/illustrations are available in the library (see below).

##### Ressources en bibliothèque

##### Notes/Handbook

Please get a polling device (clicker) from the library (see link below) before the start of the lecture.

##### Websites

##### Moodle Link

#### Prerequisite for

General physics IV and Electromagnetism II

### In the programs

- Materials Science and Engineering, 2016-2017, Bachelor semester 3
**Semester**Fall**Exam form**Written**Credits**

6**Subject examined**

General physics III**Lecture**

4 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks**Exercises**

2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

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