Electromagnetism

Module Leader:
Tamás Álmos Vámi
Status:
Confirmed
Year/Term:
2017-2018 Autumn
Level:
Immersion
Division:
Numerical Sciences

This module is concerned with the electromagnetic fields and electromagnetic radiation that pervade the world around us. In this module we will cover the basic principles, including the electric field and potential, Coulomb’s law, Gauss’s law, currents, the magnetic field, the Lorentz force, Faraday’s law, or Lenz’s law, and we will conclude with electromagnetic waves and an introduction to modern physics. One aim of this module is also to prepare students for interviews at UK universities like Cambridge and Oxford, since the interview questions in Physics/Natural Sciences and Engineering are frequently drawn from mechanics and electromagnetism.