PHYS-201(d) / 6 crédits

Enseignant: Grundler Dirk

Langue: Anglais

## 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

- Electromagnetic waves, Poynting vector, energy considerations
- Superposition of waves: reflection, stationary waves via interference
Electromagnetism
- Electrostatics: Coulomb law and electric field, Gauss law, electric potential, capacity and energy, electric fields in dielectric matter
- Electrical currents and AC circuits
- Magnetostatics: electric current and magnetic field, the two fundamental laws, magnetic properties of matter, ferromagnetism.
- The Faraday law: the electromotive force, the law of induction, self and mutual inductances, the magnetic energy
- Maxwell equations: the displacement current and Maxwell equations in vacuum and materials

## Keywords

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

## 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 a charge moving in a magnetic field, radiation of an electromagnetic wave from an antenna, reflection of photons at a metal surface, 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 in class; clickers

## Expected student activities

Attendance at lectures and exercise classes, completing exercises, revision of lecture contents by consulting relevant books, feedback (also via e.g. electronic means (clickers))

Written Exam

## Supervision

 Office hours Yes Assistants Yes

## Bibliography

There are several textbooks that address concepts and aspects of the lecture (on different levels). Among them there are the following: (in French or English) 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. Introduction to electrodynamics, David J. Griffiths, 2014. Fluid mechanics - fundamentals and applications, Yunus A.Çengel, John M. Cimbala, 2010. Further textbooks are available in the library.

## Prerequisite for

General physics IV and Electromagnetism II

## Dans les plans d'études

• Semestre: Automne
• Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'hiver)
• Matière examinée: General physics: electromagnetism
• Cours: 4 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Type: obligatoire
• Semestre: Automne
• Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'hiver)
• Matière examinée: General physics: electromagnetism
• Cours: 4 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Type: obligatoire
• Semestre: Automne
• Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'hiver)
• Matière examinée: General physics: electromagnetism
• Cours: 4 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Type: obligatoire

## Semaine de référence

Lundi, 14h - 16h: Cours CE13

Mardi, 13h - 15h: Cours CE13

Mercredi, 8h - 10h: Exercice, TP INM201
INM202
INM10

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