# PX120 - Electricity and Magnetism

**Module code:**PX120**Module name:**Electricity and Magnetism**Department:**Physics**Credit:**12

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

## Module content and teaching

###### Principal aims

To introduce the elementary properties of electrostatic and magnetic fields, and their interaction with dielectrics, conductors and magnetic materials. To introduce some of their practical effects such as electromotance, induction, and the behaviour of simple passive circuits and networks. The module provides a foundation for second and third year modules in Electromagnetic Theory and Optics (PX263) and Electrodynamics (PX384).

###### Principal learning outcomes

At the end of this module you should: Understand more about the concepts of charge, field and flux; Be able to compute the electrostatic and magnetic fields for simple distributions of monopoles or dipoles; Understand in outline the interaction between electrostatic or magnetic fields and different classes of material (dielectric materials, dia-, para-, and ferro- magnetic materials); Understand the phenomena of capacitance and inductance; Know the laws of electromagnetic induction and be able to apply them to calculate self- and mutual inductance. You should understand the behaviour of electricity generators and electric motors, and be able to find the energy in simple magnetic fields; Understand the phenomenon of resistance and be able to calculate the current and potential distributions in simple DC networks; Know how the various passive circuit elements (resistors, capacitors and inductors) behave when subject to alternating emf's and be able to use complex impedances to simplify such problems; You should be able to explain the properties of simple LCR circuits.

###### Timetabled teaching activities

30 Lectures + 10 problems classes

###### Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/physics/teach/syllabi/year1/px120

## Module assessment

Assessment group | Assessment name | Percentage |
---|---|---|

12 CATS (Module code: PX120-12) | ||

B (Examination only) | Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) | 100% |

Assessed Course Work | 100% |

## Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

###### Core

- Undergraduate Physics (BSc) (F300) - Year 1
- Undergraduate Physics (BSc MPhys) (F304) - Year 1
- Undergraduate Physics and Business Studies (F3N1) - Year 1
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (BSc MMathPhys) (FG33) - Year 1
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (BSc) (GF13) - Year 1

###### Optional Core

N/A

###### Optional

- Undergraduate Mathematics (BSc) (G100) - Year 1
- Undergraduate Mathematics with Intercalated Year (G101) - Year 1
- Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) (G103) - Year 1
- Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) with Study in Europe (G106) - Year 1
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Business Studies (with Intercalated Year) (G1N2) - Year 1
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Business Studies (G1NC) - Year 1
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (GL11) - Year 1
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (with Intercalated Year) (GL12) - Year 1
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Philosophy (GV17) - Year 1
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Philosophy with Intercalated Year (GV18) - Year 1