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Electrostatics and circuit analysis

Objectives


At the end of this module, the student will have understood and be able to explain (main concepts):
- the difference between units and quantities
- differential calculus methods applied to measurement accuracy estimations
- use of general theorems to solve transient, DC and AC electric circuits problems
- microscopic description of electrical phenomena.
- The fundamental basis of vector field theory: the operators
-The main laws and theorems of electrostatics
-The manipulation of these entities in some common cases (e.g. capacitors)
 
The student will be able to:
- Design, test and analyse a simple electric circuit.
- Compute the currents flowing in all branches of an electrical network.
- Formulate these concepts in his own words and give precise examples of devices
based on them.
- Master basic parameters of electrostatics
- Link mathematical formalism of electrostatics to real applications
- Bring together these different concepts to assimilate them, extract them from their
context in order to apply them to real situations.

Needed prerequisite

Physics (electricity) and mathematics

Form of assessment

The evaluation of outcome prior learning is made as a continuous training during the semester. According ot the teaching, the assessment will be different: as a written exam, an oral exam, a record, a written report, peers review...