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

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 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, completing exercises, revision of lecture contents by consulting relevant books, feedback (also via e.g. electronic means (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 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.

Websites

Moodle Link

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
  • 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
  • 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

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