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Course module: 8NC00
8NC00
Electromagnetism and optics
Course info
Course module8NC00
Credits (ECTS)5
Category3 (Advanced)
Course typeBachelor College
Language of instructionDutch
Offered byEindhoven University of Technology; Biomedical Engineering; Molecular Biosensing for Medical Diagnostics;
Is part of
Biomedical Engineering
Contact personprof.dr.ir. M.W.J. Prins
Telephone5403
E-mailm.w.j.prins@tue.nl
Lecturer(s)
Co-lecturer
dr.ir. S. Nijdam
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Responsible lecturer
prof.dr.ir. M.W.J. Prins
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Subject matter expert
prof.dr.ir. M.W.J. Prins
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Contactperson for the course
prof.dr.ir. M.W.J. Prins
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Academic year2017
Period
2  (13/11/2017 to 04/02/2018)
Starting block
2
TimeslotA: A - Mo 1-4, We 9-10, Th 5-8
Course mode
Fulltime
Remarks-
Registration openfrom 15/06/2017 up to and including 15/10/2017
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Explanation-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Registration open for students from other department(s)Yes
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Number of insufficient tests-
Number of groups of preference0
Learning objectives
After passing the course, the student has understanding of:
  1. the concepts of electrostatics and can reason and calculate with these. The concepts are: charge, electrical field, electrostatic potential, Coulomb’s law, Gauss law, conductors and isolators.
  2. the concepts capacitance, capacitor, dielectric, electrical permittivity, electric dipole and electrostatic energy and can reason and calculate with these.
  3. the concepts current, resistor, resistivity, dissipated power and electromotive force (emf) and can reason and calculate with these.
  4. the concepts of magnetostatics and can reason and calculate with these. The concepts are: magnetic field, Lorentz force, Biot-Savart law, loop current, magnetic dipole moment, magnetic torque, magnetostatic energy, Ampère's law, magnetization, magnetic permeability, dia/para/ferromagnetism.
  5. geometric optics and can draw and calculate using geometric optics in a paraxial approach and apply it to optical systems (camera, the eye and a lens).
  6. the general wave description of light and can calculate the interference pattern and Fraunhofer diffraction for simple geometries in the far-field approximation and the Rayleigh criterion.
  7. polarization and can perform simple calculations on polarization systems, as well as show insight in the physical mechanisms of several polarizer.
  8. the general optical performance of a microscope, and can perform simple calculations and explain the concepts. Important concepts are: numerical aperture, resolution, Köhler illumination, phase-contrast microscopy.
Content
Many biomedical measurement techniques are based on electric, magnetic and/or optical effects. Furthermore, in the human body several processes take place that find their origin in electric and optical phenomena, for example nerve conduction, electrical activation of the heart, and human sight.
This course will concentrate on the physical background of electrical, magnetic and optical phenomena. Applications in the field of biomedical engineering will be given as examples. Lectures will be complemented by demonstrations, exercises and examinations.
The following topics will be treated: electrostatics, the electric field, electric potential, capacitors, current and resistance, the magnetic field. Within optics the following will be treated: geometrical optics, optical instruments (incl. the eye), interference, diffraction, polarization, microscopy.
Entrance requirements
Entrance requirements tests
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Assumed previous knowledge
• 2WBB0 - Calculus variant B (recommended)
• 8VB40 - Systems in time and space (recommended)
Previous knowledge can be gained by
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Resources for self study
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Short promotional description of the course
In dit vak wordt ingegaan op de natuurkundige achtergrond van elektrische, magnetische, en optische verschijnselen. Er zullen colleges worden gegeven inclusief demonstraties, opgaven, en toetsen. De nadruk ligt niet op mathematische compleetheid, maar meer op breedte van de kennis die wordt opgedaan, het verkrijgen van inzicht, het kunnen redeneren rond een probleemstelling, en het kunnen afleiden van formules.
Short promotional description of the course
This course deals with the physical background of electrical, magnetic and optical phenomena. Applications in the field of biomedical engineering will be given as examples. Lectures will be complemented with demonstrations, exercises and examinations.
Bachelor College or Graduate School
Bachelor College
Required materials
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Recommended materials
Sears and Zemansky's University Physics, 13th or 14th edition, Young and Freedman, ISBN-13: 978-0-321-76218-4; ISBN-10: 0-321-76218-5
Instructional modes
Tutorial

General
Lectures include demonstrations and examinations.

Remark
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Tests
Written examination
Test weight100
Minimum grade6
Test typeFinal examination
Number of opportunities2
OpportunitiesBlock 2, Block 3
Test duration in minutes-

Assessment
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Remark
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