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Module Code: PHY002
Module Title: Physics
Module Level: Level 0
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Mathematical Sciences
Pre-requisites: MTH013ORMTH019ORMTH023ORMTH025ORMTH029ORMTH027MTH021MTH023
To appreciate the importance of simplification of complex physical phenomena, the establishment of ideal model, and its extension to a more realistic description of nature.

To train the students' ability to think logically and independently and to acquire the skills of problem solving.

To enhance student understanding how the real physics world works and inspire students to creatively explore hypotheses through experimentation.

To provide an experimental foundation for the theoretical concepts introduced in the lectures.

To familiarize students with the experimental apparatus, the scientific method and tools of experimental data analysis.

Learning outcomes 
A. demonstrate an understanding of core knowledge in classical physics, including the major premises of classical mechanics and electromagnetism

B. develop a familiarity with the experimental verification of our theoretical laws, and an ability to apply the theoretical framework to describe and predict the motions of bodies;

C. describe the ways in which various concepts in electromagnetism come into play in particular situations;

D. represent these electromagnetic phenomena and fields mathematically in those situations;

E. use the scientific method to come to understand the enormous variety of mechanical and electromagnetic phenomena in terms of a few relatively simple laws.

Method of teaching and learning 
Students will be expected to attend four hours lectures/tutorials per week.

Students will be expected to devote six hours of unsupervised time to private study. Private study will provide time for reflection and consideration of lecture material and background reading.

Students will be required to attend all scheduled sessions of the physics lab section. In addition, students will be expected to research each topic before coming to lab class. The pre-lab handout will give some background for study, and will include a few specific questions. Moreover, for each lab, students will be required to submit a formal lab report within the two weeks after they completing the lab.

Theory Part

Part I. Mechanics

Chapter I. Kinematics of particles

Basic concepts for describing motions. Translational motions in 1D, 2D and 3D (ie., freely falling, projectile, uniform circular motion), relative motion.

Chapter II. Dynamics of particles

Newton's laws of motion. Application of Newton's laws of motion with examples

Chapter III. Work and energy

Work: definition and calculation. Kinetic energy and work-energy theorem. Particle system and conservation of mechanical energy

Chapter IV. Momentum of particles

Impulse-momentum theorem of particle system and law of conservation of momentum.Center-of-mass: definition,calculation and applications.

Chapter V. Rotation of rigid body

Kinematics and dynamics of rotation of rigid body about a fixed axis. Moment of inertia. Calculation of moment of inertia of various rigid bodies. Rotational kinetic energy. Conservation of angular momentum.

Chapter VI Introduction to Vibration and Waves

Simple harmonic motion. Simple pendulum. Formation of mechanical waves. Frequency, amplitude, wavelength and velocity of waves
Wave function of simple harmonic wave

Part II. Electromagnetism

Chapter I. Electrostatic field

Coulomb's law. Electric field. Gauss' law and its applications, examples. Electric potential: Potential difference and electric potential, potential gradient, Electrostatic energy. Conductors and dielectrics in electrostatic field electrostatic shielding. Capacitors: Capacitance and energy stored in charged capacitors. Electromotive force and direct-current circuit

Chapter II Magnetic force

Magnets, magnetic field and magnetic field line.

Magnetic force on charged particles moving in magnetic field. Magnetic force on current-carrying wires. Torque on a current loop and electric motors. Hall effect

Chapter III Magnetic field

Sources of magnetic field. Ampere's law and its application. Biot-savart law. Magnetic moment and magnetization.

Chapter IV Electromagnetic Induction

Faraday’s law. Lenz’s law. Motional electromotive force. Induced electric fields

Chapter V Electromagnetic Waves

Maxwell’s Equations and Electromagnetic Waves. Plane Electromagnetic Waves and Sinusoidal Electromagnetic Waves. Energy and Momentum in Electromagnetic Waves

Part III Introduction to Physical Optics and Quantum Mechanics

Conditions for interference. Young's double-slit interference experiment. Diffraction

Blackbody radiation and Plank's hypothesis. The photoelectric effect and particle theory of light. The dual nature of light and matter. The Heisenberg's uncertainty principle. The wave function and the Schrodinger's equation.

Experiment Part

Lab 1 : Simple Pendulum

Use a simple pendulum to determine the maximum angle for which the first order expression for the period of a simple pendulum is valid and therefore the value of g, the acceleration due to earth’s gravity.

Lab 2: Moment of inertia

Measure the moment of inertia of a body round the axis of symmetry through three-wire pendulum method. Observe the relation between the moment of inertia and the mass of a body. Verify the parallel axis theorem of the moment of inertia.

Lab 3 : The Oscilloscope

Understand the Oscilloscope basic structure and working principles & learn the basic types of measurement that can be made with the Oscilloscope. Plot Lissajous Patterns by applying two sinusoidal signals to the Oscilloscope with the same amplitude but different frequency.

Lab 4: Hall effect

Study Hall Effect in extrinsic semiconducting samples and determine the magnetic field strength as well as the values of Hall co-efficient, type, concentration and mobility of majority charge carriers. Investigate the relationship between the Hall potential and the operation current, the excitation current, respectively.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 52      8    90  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Coursework 15.00
2 Lab Report 15.00
3 Written Examination 70.00

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