Electromagnetic Fields and Relativity, Quantum Physics and Particles

Module code: NS3010

Topics Covered

  • Electric fields, electric displacement, magnetic fields and magnetic intensity
  • Maxwell’s equations and their uses
  • Electromagnetic waves
  • Einstein’s theory of special relativity and general theory of relativity
  • Lorentz transforms
  • Wave-like properties of matter
  • Schrödinger equations
  • De Broglie relations and uncertainty principle
  • Standard model of particle physics

Learning

  • 48 hours of lectures
  • 6 hours of seminars
  • 4 hours of tutorials
  • 16 hours of practical classes and workshops
  • 226 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Exam, 2 hours (30%)
  • Exam, 2 hours (30%)
  • Coursework (40%)