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Electromagnetism for Teachers - PHYS9130

This is a entirely online course covering electromagnetism. Lecture material and tutorial problems will be presented online. This is the third course in the graduate certificate for physics teachers. This course will teach students about electromagnetism. Electromagnetism is the branch of physics concerned with studying interactions between electrically charged particles. In this course students will learn about electrical circuits containing resistors, capacitors and inductors. They will use Gauss's law to find electric fields and electric potentials around symmetric charge distributions. They will learn how to define and calculate capacitance. The course will also look at magnetic fields and magnetic inductance. Electromagnetic waves and optics will be considered.

Assumed Knowledge: Students need to be able to differentiate and integrate polynomials to complete this course. A good understanding of HSC level Extension 1 Mathematics is recommended.

The assessment for the course is:

30% lab reports: You will carry out experiments using common high school lab equipment.

20% online quizzes: These will ensure you remain up to date and can use some important concepts to answer questions.

50% written examination: to make sure you can answer questions about the material covered in the course. This can be invigilated at your school if you are unable to make it to UNSW.


Term 2: 1st June-27th August 2020 (10 weeks: You would need to ernoll in PHYS9110 in January 2020 or December 2019 and PHYS9120 in February 2020, to be able to enroll in this. You would be able to complete the program in December 2020.)