Module Title:   Physics 1 (Electricity & Magnetism)

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG0005M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 3

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Materials and Medical (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr RW Clarke

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To introduce electricity and magnetism as a basis for an Engineering Degree programme.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Lectures, laboratory work and tutorials make up the contact time, the remainder being given over to student private study comprising report writing, tutorial exercises, directed reading and examination preparation.

Lectures:   16.00          Directed Study:   50.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   8.00          Other:   18.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   6.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

1 Explain the sources of electric and magnetic fields and their application to simple electrical and magnetic systems.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

2.1 Assemble basic circuits and carry out measurements.
2.2 Perform calculations on both electrical and magnetic systems.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

3.1 Interpret data.
3.2 Solve problems systematically using the scientific method.

  Examination - closed book 1.50 60%
  Examination - closed book
  Laboratory Report   40%
  Completed laboratory work book

Outline Syllabus:
What is electricity? Examples in nature and engineering. Experimental or empirical nature of electrical concepts. Electrical charge: Forces between isolated charges. Relationship between charge and current. Current, voltage, resistance and capacitance: Observation and confirmation of Ohm`s Law. Kirchhoff`s Laws. Series and parallel resistance and capacitance. Meters and bridges: Ammeters, voltmeters, potentiometers and Wheatstone bridges. Electrical Field Strength. Force on unit charge. Potential energy. Electrical potential difference: Relation to field strength. Magnetic Fields: Generation by permanent magnets and electrical currents. Examples in nature and engineering. Concept of magnetic flux density: arising from currents and magnetic materials. Electromagnetics: Lorentz-Heaviside equation for the force on moving charge, Faraday-Lenz law of electromagnetic induction. Electric motors, generators and transformers.

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