Electromagnetism topics include electric and magnetic fields using the vector operators of divergence, gradient and curl, properties of induced polarisation and magnetisation in materials, induction effects, and finally Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic radiation. Applications of electromagnetic phenomena in nature, scientific and consumer equipment are used to illustrate the theory. In thermodynamics, topics include the definition of temperature and its relationship to other thermal properties of systems, work and internal energy, Carnot engines and the Carnot efficiency theorem and the fundamental concept of system entropy. Laboratory sessions involve individual experiments in a wide range of physical phenomena and enable the acquisition of practical skills in experimental technique and data analysis.
|Unit name||Electromagnetism and Thermodynamics|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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