ELECTRODYNAMICS

PHY3EPP

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will explore classical electro dynamics theory and applications, which expands on the concepts and theories related to electromagnetism that were encountered in first year physics. You will also be introduced to the emerging field of plasma physics which describes the rich behaviour of an electrically conducting fluid. Using this theory you will explore electro magnetic fields in matter, Maxwell's equation, electro magnetic waves and also the physics of the earth's upper atmosphere and magnetic fields, the Aurora, and magnetic confinement of high energy particles in fusion reactors. This subject is one of four physics subjects at 3rd year level that together constitute the physics major in the Bachelor of Science.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAndrew McDonald

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesMAT2VCA AND PHY2MOD AND PHY2CLP AND MAT2LAL

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsPHY5EPA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Introduction to Electrodynamics

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorGriffiths, D. J.

Year2013

Edition/Volume4th edition

PublisherPearson

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Classical Electrodynamics

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorJackson, J. D.

Year1998

Edition/Volume3rd edition

PublisherWiley

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Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorChen, F. F.

Year1984

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PublisherPlenum Press

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critique and assess advanced concepts in electrodynamics and plasma physics with a view to applying them real world scenarios and problems.
02. Visualise and analyse conceptual and mathematical problems related to electrostatics, magnetostatics and behaviour of dielectric materials, electrodynamics and plasma physics.
03. Structure and write solutions to problems, which draw on the theories of electrodynamics and plasma physics to concisely and professionally communicate important results.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRussell Anderson

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 32 - 43
Six 3.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
2-hour end of semester written exam (2,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
5 written assignments (2,500- words equivalent in total) Solutions to short essay questions including mathematical analysis.N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrew McDonald

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 32 - 43
Six 3.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
2-hour end of semester written exam (2,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
5 written assignments (2,500- words equivalent in total) Solutions to short essay questions including mathematical analysis.N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3