ADVANCED ELECTRODYNAMICS

PHY5EPA

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAndrew McDonald

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following courses: SMNT or PSMSC or SZHSMN

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsPHY3EPP

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 ed

PublisherPearson

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Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorChen, F. F.

Year1984

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPlenum Press

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Classical Electrodynamics

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorJackson, J. D.

Year1998

Edition/Volume3rd ed

PublisherWiley

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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. Visualise and analyse conceptual and mathematical problems related to electrostatics, magnetostatics and behaviour of dielectric materials, electrodynamics and plasma physics.
02. Structure and write solutions to problems, which draw on the theories of electrodynamics and plasma physics to concisely and professionally communicate important results.
03. Analyse and solve a research problem related to electrodynamics.
04. Use standard technical software to implement computational solutions to problems too complex for analytical mathematical solutions.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrew McDonald

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h 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 h 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 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 2-hour end of semester exam (2,000-words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2

Five individual written assignments (2,500-words, total)Solutions to short essay questions comprising both analytical and numerical (computational) solutions.

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2

One written report on a research problem (2,000-words)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO3, SILO4