Electromagnetism and Circuits module (EG11006)

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Modern life is underpinned by reliance on electricity. In this module, you will explore the fundamental concepts that enable us to understand how electric circuits operate and the intimate connection between electrical and magnetic phenomena.  

You will develop an understanding of these concepts and the appropriate mathematical and problem-solving tools to allow an analysis of electrostatic, circuit, and electromagnetic induction problems.  

This module will give you the foundation for studying at higher levels in physics and engineering subjects. Still, it will also interest those studying a broader range of courses with an appropriate mathematics and physics background. 

Topics include: 

  • properties of electric charge, conductors and insulators, Coulomb’s Law of electrostatic attraction 

  • electric fields, electric dipoles, electric forces 

  • electric potential and potential energy, equipotentials, potential gradients 

  • circuit properties, direct current, capacitance, dielectrics, resistivity, resistance, electromagnetic force, Kirchoff’s Laws, resistive capacitive circuits 

  • magnetic fields, magnetic flux 


This module is available on following courses: