Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 2 to 4 hours per week, 36 in total, lectures and problem-solving classes |
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours
Either both of
For students who commenced second year level mathematics prior to 2009:
And one of
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:|| Students may only gain credit for one of |
|Core Participation Requirements:||It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the University’s programs. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their active and safe participation in a subject are encouraged to discuss this with the relevant subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.|
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Ann Roberts
This subject provides an introduction to electrodynamics and a wide range of applications including communications, superconductors, plasmas, novel materials, photonics and astrophysics. Topics include: revision of Maxwell’s equations, strategies for solving boundary value problems for static and time-varying fields, electromagnetic fields in materials (including dielectrics, magnetic materials, conductors, plasmas and metamaterials), electromagnetic waves, derivation of geometric optics from Maxwell’s equations, guided waves, relativistic electrodynamics and the covariant formulation of electrodynamics, radiation by antennas and accelerating charged particles.
Students completing this subject should be able to:
Two assignments each equivalent to 1500 words during the semester (10% each), and a 3-hour written examination in the examination period (80%).
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
D J Griffiths, Introduction to Electrodynamics, 3rd edition, John Wiley
|Recommended Texts:||J D Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics, 3rd edition, Academic Press.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
A student who completes this subject should be able to:
|Notes:||This subject is available for science credit to students enrolled in the BSc (both pre-2008 and new degrees), BASc or a combined BSc course.|
Bachelor of Science |
Chemical Physics |
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