Lecturer: Dr Bogdan Hnat
Email: B.Hnat (at) warwick.ac.uk
If you have a questions about the module please get in touch with me or come and see me in person.
Module material in Power Point presentation format
These are slides made and used by Dr. Verwichte in the past. They include useful details such as units of constants used in various equations, and also helpful images of particle trajectories in electromagnetic fields. Each chapter ends with problems, which you should attempt.
Lecture notes for academic year 2014-2015
These notes reflect exactly what is taught in the lectures. Exam questions are based only on the material covered by these notes. IMPORTANT: notes may change based on the comments received in the lectures and due to the new section on tensor algebra being added in week 2. Any changes to these notes will be announced in the lectures and via email. Note the change of order as compared to previous material (Chapter 5 above is now under week 3).
I would like to thank Dr Erwin Verwichte for providing figures for these lecture notes.
The questions to the problems can be found at the end of the slides of each chapter.
Electric: coined in Mod.L. by Eng. physicist William Gilbert (1540-1603) in treatise De Magnete (1600), from L. electrum amber, from Gk. elektron amber, also pale gold (a compound of 1 part silver to 4 of gold); of unknown origin. The physical force so called because it first was generated by rubbing amber.
Magnet: from L. magnetum (nom. magnes) lodestone, from Gk. ho Magnes lithos the Magnesian stone, from Magnesia, region in Thessaly where magnetized ore was obtained.
Plasma: from Gk., something molded or created. Coined by Irving Langmuir in 1927 for the mixture of high-speed electrons and ions in electrified fluids, because it reminded him of red and white blood cells in plasma of blood vessels.
Source: Online Etymology Dictionary