Module Specification

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Title Electromagnetics
Code ELEC210
Coordinator Dr MD Bowden
Electrical Engineering and Electronics
Mark.Bowden@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2022-23 Level 5 FHEQ Second Semester 7.5

Aims

To further enhance the students knowledge and use of Maxwells equations and their use in practical EM applications.


Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

 

Co-requisite modules:

 

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) An understanding of the differential and integral form of Maxwell's equations and their application in electrical engineering and electronics.

(LO2) Awareness of some numerical methods for solving static EM field problems.

(LO3) An understanding of energy transport by EM waves.

(LO4) After successful completion of the module the student should be able to solve 3 dimensional electromagnetic problems using Maxwell's equations.

(S1) Independent learning Problem solving and design skills

(S2) After successful completion of this module the student should be able to measure the basic characteristics of a transmission line.


Syllabus

 

Revision of Vector Calculus: Introduction; course syllabus, textbooks and assessment; Scalar and vectors: notation; dot and cross product; line, Surface and Volume integrals.

Maxwell’s Equations I: Coulomb's law in 3 dimensions; Line charges; Electric potential V and its gradient E; Streamlines and equipotentials - multi-conductor transmission lines; Electric flux density, surface and volume charge; Gauss’s Law; Divergence; Capacitance and Dielectrics; Numerical methods for solving static field problems; Application case study: potential and field determination for a QMS.

Maxwell’s Equations II: Conductors: current continuity and density; Magnetic fields due to electric currents: Biot-Savart law, Ampere's law; Magnetic flux and flux density; Gauss's law for magnetic fields; Lorentz force (motor equation); Inductors and inductance; Changing magnetic fields and Faraday's law.

Electromagnetic Waves: EM Wave equation; Impedance ; Waves on lines and in space; Poynting vector; Application case study: the microstrip transmission line.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Due to Covid-19, one or more of the following delivery methods will be implemented based on the current local conditions and the situation of registered students.

(a) Hybrid delivery, with social distancing on Campus

Teaching Method 1 - On-line asynchronous lectures
Description: Lectures to explain the material
Attendance Recorded: No
Notes: On average one per week

Teaching Method 2 - Synchronous face to face tutorials
Description: Tutorials on the Assignments and Problem Sheets
Attendance Recorded: Yes
Notes: On average one per fortnight

(b) Fully online delivery and assessment

Teaching Method 1 - On-line asynchronous lectures
Description: Lectures to explain the material
Attendance Recorded: No
Notes: On average one per week

Teaching Method 2 - On-line synchronous tutorials
Description: Tutorials on the Assignments and Problem Sheets
Att endance Recorded: Yes
Notes: On average one per fortnight

(c) Standard on-campus delivery with minimal social distancing

Teaching Method 1 - Lecture
Description: Lectures to explain the material
Attendance Recorded: Yes
Notes: On average one per week

Teaching Method 2 - Tutorial
Description: Tutorials on the Assignments and Problem Sheets
Attendance Recorded: Yes
Notes: On average one per fortnight


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 15

  3

    2

20
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 55
TOTAL HOURS 75

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
(210) There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Semester 2 examination period    100       
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             

Reading List

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