4 ECTS credits
105 h study time
Offer 1 with catalog number 1019435ANR for all students in the 1st semester at a (A) Bachelor - preliminary level.
- electrostatics (electric field and potential, Gauss' law)
- capacitors and dielectrics
- current and resistance
- DC circuits
- magnetic field (force of a magnetic field on charges and current carrying wires, sources of magnetic fields, Ampère's law)
- electromagnetic induction (Faraday's law, inductance and magnetic materials)
- law of Ampére-maxwell and electromagnetic waves
The labs notes will be available through electronic platform Canvas.
Complementary study material:
Any other University Phsyics textbook, e.g.
University Physics (H. Benson)
Physics (E. Hecht)
Physics (H. Ohanian)
Physics (Giancoli)
This course is oriented towards students for whom physics is not a major in their study curriculum. However, for science and engineering (incl. architectural eng.) students, physics is important in order to learn about model construction and the (mathematical) respresentation of the physical reality. Besides, physics also gives an overview of the structure of material world in terms of matter (atoms and molecules) and radiation, and their interactions. Emphasis is both on theoretical insight as well as problem solving abilities.
In the student labs the concept of model validation through experiments is essential. A complimenatry learning objective is the use of English as a scientific language through the use of an english textbook, and further strengthening of the written presentation skills.
Competences
A. General competences
1. The student is capable of modeling and analyzing a physical problem using standard techniques from mathematical physics.
2. The bachelor has a basic knowledge of the scientific method, the relevance of physics in other branches of science and society.
3. The student is able to produce a scientific report and present his/her measurements accurately. The student can use a word processor and electronic spreadsheets, produce and interpret charts.
4. The student is familiar with mathematical techniques in physics, like vector calculation, derivatives, integrals and complex numbers, and is able to physically interpret mathematical equations.
B. Specific competences
1. The student knows Maxwell’s equations in integral and differential form and can interpret them.
2. The student knows Coulomb’s law and is able to find the electric field strength and the electric potential generated by a charge distribution.
3. The student can interpret and apply Gauss’s law to symmetric charge distributions.
4. The student knows the concept electric dipole and its interaction with an external electric field. The student understands dipole-dipole interactions.
5. The student can calculate the capacity of simple, symmetric configurations of conductors and dielectrics.
6. The student is able to apply Kirchoff’s laws to simple electric circuits consisting of resistors, capacitors and DC sources. He/she knows the RC-time of an RC circuit.
7. The student is able to calculate the magnetic force on a current-carrying conductor.
8. The student is able to calculate the magnetic field induced by a moving charge.
9. The student knows the concept magnetic dipole and its interaction with an external magnetic field.
11. The student is able to apply Ampère’s law and Faraday-Lenz’s law.
12. The student knows the concepts mutual and self-inductance and is able to apply them.
13. The student is able to calculate the currents and voltages in a series circuit consisting of a resistor, capacitor and inductor after an energy impuls.
14. The student is able to interpret Ampère-Maxwell law, and knows how electromagnetic radiation can be deduced from this maw (in combination with Faraday's law).
22. The student is able to integrate all these concepts and apply them to integrated problems and assignments.
C. General interdisciplinary competences
The bachelor also developed the general competences required by the Faculty of Science and Bio-Engineering Sciences:
1. The bachelor has gained the necessary theoretical insights and methodological skills to successfully begin a subsequent master program at national and European universities.
2. Although our priority is to prepare the student for the master program, the bachelor will also develop skills and attitudes useful for the labor market.
3. The bachelor possesses the necessary skills and attitudes to gain and use new knowledge independently.
4. The bachelor is able to consult scientific sources, collect, select and process information.
5. The bachelor is able to understand professional literature in English (scientific English).
6. The bachelor has an inquisitive attitude.
7. The bachelor possesses the necessary computer skills.
8. The bachelor is able to present his/her results by letter or orally.
9. The bachelor is able to function in a team. He/she can communicate with colleagues from his/her own as well as from other, related scientific disciplines.
10. The bachelor is able to work and plan independently, evaluate and adjust him/herself.
The final grade is composed based on the following categories:
Written Exam determines 75% of the final mark.
PRAC Practical Assignment determines 25% of the final mark.
Within the Written Exam category, the following assignments need to be completed:
Within the PRAC Practical Assignment category, the following assignments need to be completed:
Work during the year (labs, assignments, presentation): 25%. No second session exam is organised for this part.
Written exam (theory and problem solving): 75%
Oral continuation of part of the written exam.
Attendance at the lab sessions is mandatory.
This offer is part of the following study plans:
Bachelor of Architectural Engineering: Standaard traject (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Architectural Engineering: Verkort traject (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Biology: Default track (only offered in Dutch)