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
Lecture notes for academic year 2013-2014
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