# Electromagnetism and Circuits module (EG11006)

You will learn the fundamental concepts to understand electric circuits and magnetic phenomena

Credits

10

Module code

EG11006

Modern life is built on a reliance on electricity.

In this module, you will explore the fundamental concepts that enable us to understand how electric circuits operate. You will also explore the intimate connection between electrical and magnetic phenomena.

You will develop an understanding of these concepts. You will learn how to analyse electrostatic, circuit, and electromagnetic induction problems. To do this, you will learn the appropriate mathematical and problem-solving tools.

This module will give you the foundation for studying at higher levels in physics and engineering subjects.

## What you will learn

In this module, you will:

• learn how basic circuit elements and components can be combined to develop functional circuit designs
• delve into fundamental circuit rules and concepts such as Ohm’s law and Kirchhoff’s law
• learn how these concepts allow you to analyse electrostatic, circuit, and electromagnetic induction problems. These concepts will be used along with the appropriate mathematical and problem-solving tools.
• learn how to safely use scientific equipment to measure accurate values of current, e.m.f., and resistance in simple R.C circuits
• show that Kirchhoff’s laws are obeyed within experimental error. This will allow you to validate the principle of energy using input/output considerations for a simple D.C. circuit

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

• understand why much of modern life is built on a reliance on electricity
• understand how electric circuits operate. You will also be able to understand the intimate connection between electrical and magnetic phenomena
• understand of these concepts. You will be able to use mathematics and problem-solving tools to allow analysis of electrostatic, circuit and electromagnetic induction problems

## Assignments / assessment

• coursework (100%)

This module does not have a final exam.

## Teaching methods / timetable

• face-to-face seminars
• interactive tutorials
• electronic laboratories

Topics for seminars/practical laboratories include:

1. electric charge and electric fields
2. electrical potential
3. capacitors and dielectric materials
4. electrical current, resistance, and electromotive force
5. direct current circuits
6. magnetic field and magnetic forces
7. electronic lab 1 - DC circuits
8. electronic lab 2 - force on a wire
9. electronic lab 3 - RC circuits
10. electronic lab 4 - Kirchoff laws

## Courses

This module is available on following courses: