Electricity and Magnetism

Course Code: PH1106
Course Description:
This course introduces basic notions of Electric, Magnetic fields and circuits. Electric fields - Coulomb’s law, electric field & potential; Gauss’ law; capacitors and capacitance; Current of electricity; Ohm’s Law; Microscopic model of electrical conduction. Kirchoff’s laws; RC circuits. Magnetic fields – Biot-Savart’s Law and Ampere’s law; Lorentz force; Hall effect; mass spectrometer; JJ Thompson’s experiment; magnetic flux; Gauss’s Law of magnetism; Faraday’s and Lenz’s law; transformers; inductors and inductance. Electrical circuits - voltage, current and resistance; Oscillations in circuits - LC circuits and relative phases; complex current and voltage; complex impedance; LCR circuits and electrical resonance. High pass filters and low pass filters. Electromagnetic Waves – properties of electromagnetic waves; Poynting vector.
Year Taken: Year 1 or 2
Next Offered: Sem 2
Prerequisite: A or H2 Physics and Maths; Not available to: Students who have taken/are taking PH1011, PH1012, PH1102, PAP112, PH1802, PAP182, EE1002, PHYS1B, CY1302, CY1306