This course will explore the key principles and applications of Magnetism & Superconductivity, and their relevance to current developments in physics. The aims of this course are:
1. To describe the key physical principles of magnetism and superconductivity
2. To explore the theory and applications of ferromagnetism and the macroscopic behaviour of ferromagnets
3. To explore the basic properties, phenomenology and applications of superconducting devices
From our phones to our cars to devices that diagnose medical illness, magnetism is a fundamental tool that enables modern life. This recent video by the IEEE Magnetics Society provides an overview of the applications of magnetism and why it's such an important field. This course will cover the fundamentals of many of these concepts.