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Area/Catalogue
PHYS 2011

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

Note: This offering may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Course ID
151960

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2022.

Course owner

Course owner
UniSA STEM

Course aim

To extend the student's knowledge and understanding of the basic laws, principles and concepts of electricity, magnetism, electromagnetism, electromagnetic waves, and their practical applications in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Course content

Vector calculus.

Electrostatics: Electric fields, Gauss’s law, Electric potential, Electrical properties of matter, Boundary conditions.

Magnetism: Magnetic fields, Magnetostatics, Magnetic force and Torque on a current, Ampere’s and Biot-Savart laws, Magnetic potential, Magnetic properties of matter, Boundary conditions.

Electromagnetism: Electromagnetic induction, Transformers, Faraday’s law.

Electromagnetic waves: Maxwell’s equations, Wave equation and solution (lossless and lossy media), Plane waves, Power density, Speed, Polarization of EM waves, Electromagnetic spectrum, Modulations of EM waves, Reflection and transmission.

Advanced Application Topics: may include Electromechnical devices, LCD, Radar, LED, Mobile, Microwave, RF, Electromagnetic compatibility (shielding, standards, testing).

Workshop Component: Interactive group problem solving, computer literacy, selected topic reinforcement.

Textbook(s)

Fawwaz T. Ulaby, Eric Michielssen and Umberto Ravaioli, 2015, Fundamentals of Applied Electromagnetics, 7th Global Edition, Pearson

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
MATH 1063 Mathematical Methods for Engineers 1
MATH 1078 UO Mathematical Methods for Engineers 1
MATH 1079 UO Mathematical Methods for Engineers 2
MATH 1064 Mathematical Methods for Engineers 2

Students who have completed the UO equivalent version of the above courses (MATH1079 and MATH 1079) are considered to have also met the prerequisite requirements.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 3 hrs x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hr x 12 weeks
Practical 2 hrs x 10 weeks
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Lecture 3 hrs x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hr x 12 weeks
Practical 2 hrs x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES, ONLINE
External N/A x 13 weeks
Workshop (Compulsory attendance at Mawson Lakes Campus) N/A x 3 days

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Continuous assessment 500 words 25% N/A
Practical 3000 words 25% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 2 hours
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Continuous assessment 500 words 25% N/A
Practical 3000 words 25% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 2 hours
EXTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES, ONLINE
Continuous assessment 500 words 25% N/A
Practical 3000 words 25% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note: all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation.

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