Special Relativity and Fields
SCQF Level 10
Academic year(s): 2018-2019
SCOTCAT credits : 15
ECTS credits : 7
Level : SCQF Level 10
Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students
The module analyses classical fields in physics such as the electromagnetic field. Fields are natural ingredients of relativity, because they serve to communicate forces with a finite velocity (the speed of light). The module covers the tensor formalism of special relativity, relativistic dynamics, the Lorentz force, Maxwell's equations, retarded potentials, symmetries and conservation laws, and concludes with an outlook to general relativity.
Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass PH3007 and pass PH3081 and pass PH4038
Weekly contact: 3 lectures or tutorials.
Scheduled learning hours: 32
Guided independent study hours: 118
As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 75%, Coursework (assessed tutorial questions) = 25%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 75%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: Oral Re-assessment, capped at grade 7
Please see also the information in the School¿s Handbook for Honours modules available via https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/physics/staff_students/timetables.php
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