# PX263 - Electromagnetic Theory and Optics

**Module code:**PX263**Module name:**Electromagnetic Theory and Optics**Department:**Physics**Credit:**7.5

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

## Module content and teaching

###### Principal aims

This module will revisit and expand on the electromagnetic theory that you have met in the First year. It is somewhat mathematical, in the sense that to study E&M requires us to play with differential operators. The goal is to understand Maxwell's Equations : the underlying classical equations governing electromagnetism. We will stop short of considering Special Relativistic effects.

###### Principal learning outcomes

"By the end of the module you should: understand the significance of all the various quantities which appear in Maxwell's equations and those derived from them like the Poynting vector and refractive index; be able to write down and manipulate these equations in integral or differential form and derive the appropriate boundary conditions at boundaries between linear isotropic materials; be familiar with plane-wave solutions to these equations in free space, dielectrics and ohmic conductors; understand the basics of geometrical optics, polarisation of light and the behaviour of light in lenses and prisms, and the properties of different light sources (including lasers); understand the interaction of light with various optical materials. "

###### Timetabled teaching activities

"about 18 Lectures + problems classes "

###### Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/physics/teach/module_home/px263

## Module assessment

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

7.5 CATS (Module code: PX263-7.5) | ||

D (Assessed/examined work) | Assessed work as specified by department | 15% |

Electromagnetic Theory and Optics (Summer) | 85% | |

VA (Visiting students only) | 100% assessed (visiting/exchange) PART YEAR | 100% |

## Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

###### Core

- Undergraduate Physics (BSc) (F300) - Year 2
- Undergraduate Physics (BSc MPhys) (F304) - Year 2
- Undergraduate Physics and Business Studies (F3N1) - Year 2
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (BSc MMathPhys) (FG33) - Year 2
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (BSc) (GF13) - Year 2

###### Optional Core

N/A

###### Optional

- Undergraduate Mathematics (BSc) (G100) - Year 2
- Undergraduate Mathematics with Intercalated Year (G101) - Year 2
- Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) (G103) - Year 2
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 2
- Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) with Study in Europe (G106) - Year 2
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Business Studies (with Intercalated Year) (G1N2) - Year 2
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Business Studies (G1NC) - Year 2
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (GL11) - Year 2
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (with Intercalated Year) (GL12) - Year 2