This page is for the academic year 2018-19. The current handbook year is 2022-23
Department: Mathematical Sciences
SPECIAL RELATIVITY AND ELECTROMAGNETISM II
||Available in 2018/19
- Calculus and Probability 1 (MATH1061) and Linear Algebra 1 (MATH1071)
- Analysis in Many Variables II (MATH2031)
Excluded Combination of Modules
- To appreciate the conceptual and mathematical structure of Special Relativity. To appreciate classical electromagnetism as an example of a relativistic theory.
- Electro- and magnetostatics
- Time-dependent Fields and Maxwell's Equations
- Inertial Frames
- Relativistic formulation of Maxwell's Equations
- Spacetime and systems of free particles
- By the end of the module students will: be able to solve a
range of predictable and unpredictable problems in the given topics.
- Have an awareness of the abstract concepts of theoretical
mathematics in the field of the given topics.
- Have a knowledge and understanding of the major theories of
these subjects demonstrated through one or more of the following topic
areas: electro- and magnetostatics, time-dependent fields and Maxwell's equations,
inertial frames, relativistic formulation of Maxwell's equations,
spacetime and systems of free particles.
- In addition students will have the ability to undertake and
defend the use of alternative mathematical skills in the following
areas with minimal guidance: Modelling.
Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to
the learning outcomes of the module
- Lecturing demonstrates what is required to be learned and the application of the theory to practical examples.
- Weekly/Fortnightly homework problems provide formative assessment to guide students in the correct development of their knowledge and skills.
- Tutorials provide active engagement and feedback to the learning process.
- The end-of-year examination assesses the knowledge acquired and the ability to solve predictable and unpredictable problems.
Teaching Methods and Learning Hours
||2 per week in Epiphany and in first week of Easter
||Fortnightly in Epiphany and one in Easter
||Fortnightly in Epiphany
|Preparation and Reading
||Component Weighting: 100%
||Length / duration
|End of year written examination
Fortnightly or Weekly written assignments.
■ Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University