Credit points: 15
In this subject you will explore advanced electrodynamics theory and applications and solve research related problems. The concepts and theory related to electrodynamics and plasma physics will be developed in a rigorous manner using the mathematics of vector analysis. Topics that you will encounter include electrostatics, magnetostatics, electromagnetic fields in a medium, Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic waves, and electromagnetic radiation. This subject is available to postgraduate students as part of a group of electives that deepen your knowledge of physics and introduce research-related skills.
Subject Co-ordinatorAndrew McDonald
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following courses: SMNT or PSMSC or SZHSMN
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Introduction to Electrodynamics
AuthorGriffiths, D. J.
Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
AuthorChen, F. F.
AuthorJackson, J. D.
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day
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Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrew McDonald
LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
TutorialWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
WorkShopWeek: 32 - 43
Six 3.00 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
One 2-hour end of semester exam (2,000-words equivalent)
Five individual written assignments (2,500-words, total)Solutions to short essay questions comprising both analytical and numerical (computational) solutions.
One written report on a research problem (2,000-words)