Teacher(s)

Language

French

Prerequisites

*The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.*

Main themes

The course is divided into two parts. The first part is a week-by-week presentation of the basic laws of electromagnetism, and their applications. It begins with an introduction to the laws of electrostatics in a vacuum, drawing on concepts studied in Physics 1. Students are shown how these laws are adapted to the study of dielectric and conducting materials. This is followed by lectures on aspects of the theory of circuits and magnetic fields in a vacuum and in matter. This part of the course ends with a study of magnetic induction phenomena and the development of an integrated approach towards the phenomenon of electromagnetism.
The second part expands the concept of waves introduced in Physics 1 to the study of electromagnetic waves and ends with an introduction to optics.
The experimental approach adopted in Physics 1, focused on determining the orders of magnitude in circuits and simple mechanical systems, is pursued in this course.

Aims

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1 | General introduction to electromagnetism and electromagnetic waves |

Content

Electrostatics in a vacuum - Electrostatics in matter - Ohm's and Kirchhoff's Laws - Aspects of electric circuits - source, resistance, capacity concepts - Electric potential and energy - Magnetostatics in a vacuum - Magnetostatics in matter - Phenomena of magnetic induction - Aspects of electromagnetic waves and optics

Teaching methods

Lectures backed up by demonstrations and electromagnetic experiments in auditorium. Exercise-centred learning.

Evaluation methods

Evaluation based on a written exam, including questions on both theoretical and practical concepts covered in the course. Standard questions such as those asked in this final exam will be presented in class to prepare students for this assessment.

The exam consists of "Multiple Choice Questions" (MCQ) of

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The exam consists of "Multiple Choice Questions" (MCQ) of

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Other information

Course entry requirements: Students should have completed Physics 1 (or equivalent) and Mathematics 1 (or equivalent).

Online resources

https://moodleucl.uclouvain.be/course/view.php?id=7467

Bibliography

Tout est déposé sur le Moodle du cours, à l'exception du livre de référence

Teaching materials

- Livre de référence Harris BENSON, Physique. Tome 2 Electricité et Magnétisme, Traduction française, De Boeck Université.

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