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PH3007   Electromagnetism

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: 9.05 am Mon even numbered weeks, 9.05 Tue, Thu, 15.05 Fri odd-numbered weeks (TBC)

The properties of electromagnetic fields will be explored using a variety of mathematical tools (in particular, vector and differential calculus). Topics will include: charge and current distributions, electro- and magnetostatics, materials, electrodynamics, conservation principles, electromagnetic waves and radiation. This module builds on knowledge and skills acquired in prior coursework by developing techniques for solving more advanced problems in electromagnetism.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must ( pass PH3081 or pass PH3082 or pass MT2506 ) and pass PH2012 and ( pass MT2001 or pass MT2501 and pass MT2503 )

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3 lectures and fortnightly tutorials.

Scheduled learning hours: 36

Guided independent study hours: 114

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework (class tests 30%) = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 90%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 10%

Re-assessment: Oral Re-assessment, capped at grade 7


Module teaching staff: TBC

Additional information from school

Please see also the information in the School's Handbook for First and Second Level modules available via This link also gives access to timetables for such modules