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The

FA C U L T Y Faculty

BOOKLET 2004 – 2005 of Science & Agriculture

PHYS 1111 (P11B) INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS II (6 credits)

PHYS 2281 (P28B) MODERN PHYSICS (4 credits)

Syllabus: Electricity and Magnetism: Electric Charge; Electric Field; Gauss’ Law; Electric Potential; Capacitors and dielectrics; Cur- rents in materials; Direct-current circuits; Effects, production and properties of Magnetic Fields; Faraday’s Law; Inductance; Introduction to B, H and M vectors. AC Theory and Electron- ics: AC currents/voltages; AC in series and parallel LCR cir- cuits; Vector, phasor and complex representation; Q factor; power; Transformers; Digital systems; Logic gates; Truth tables; Combinatorial circuits; Basic Op Amp. Modern Physics: Black body radiation, Thermal radiation; Stefan’s, Wein’s and Rayleigh-Jean’s Laws; Quanta; Planck’s Law; Photoelectric ef- fect; Davisson-Germer and Thomson’s experiments; The Atom; Atomic spectra; Energy levels and the HydrogenAtom; Bohr model; X-rays; Moseley’s Law. Thermodynamics:Thermal equi- librium; Triple point; Work; heat; First Law of Thermodynam- ics; Applications of First Law; Heat capacities; Equipartition of energy; Ideal gas; KineticTheory; Heat conduction; applica-

tion to spherical and cylindrical symmetry. Assessment: A course of experiments designed to illustrate various principles of Physics. Candidates are required to present their practical notebooks for inspection by the examiner.

Theory Coursework

20%

Practical Coursework

20%

One 3-hour theory paper

60%

Pre-requisite PHYS1110 (P11A), PHYS1111 (P11B) and A- Level Mathematics or equivalent. Co-requisite: PHYS2280 (P28A)

Syllabus: Introduction to Special Relativity: The foundations of special relativity. Relativistic kinematics and relativistic particle Me- chanics. Introduction to Quantum Mechanics: Evidence of the inadequacy of classical mechanics applied to atomic sys- tems. Basic postulates of quantum mechanics. Schrodinger’s theory and applications to simple one-dimensional systems. Atomic Physics: Spectrum of the hydrogen atom based on the Bohr model. Quantization and selection Rules. Behaviour of atoms in time-independent electric and magnetic fields. The Atomic Nucleus and radioactivity: Nuclear mass and binding energy. The liquid drop model of the nucleus. Radioactive Decay. The interaction of charged particles and radiation with

matter. Assessment: 35 hours practical coursework Theory coursework Practical coursework One 2-hour paper

20%. 20% 60%

PHYS 2282 (P28C) CIRCUIT THEORY AND ELECTRONICS (4 credits)

PHYS 2280 (P28A) MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN PHYSICS (4 credits)

Prerequisite: PHYS1110 (P11A), PHYS1111 (P11B) and A Level Mathematics or equivalent.

Syllabus: Distribution functions, Sampling theory. Applications in Phys- ics. Cartesian and Curvillinear Coordinate Systems. Vector analysis; Complex variable theory; Fourier series analysis; Dif- ferential equations, up to second order. Applications in Phys-

ics. Assessment: 35 hours of practical courseworkTheory coursework Practical coursework One 2-hour paper

20% 20% 60%

Pre-requisite: PHYS1110 (P11A) and PHYS1111 (P11B) OR (MATH 1140 (M12A) and MATH 1150 (M12B) & COMP1100 (CS11E) and COMP1200 (CS11F) or MATH1160 (M15A) and MATH1170 ( M15B)

Syllabus Circuit Theory: dc and ac analysis. Electronics: Intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors. Junction diodes: theory and appli- cations. BJT and FET transistors, Biasing, Load line analysis, hybrid equivalent model, small signal analysis, frequency re- sponse. Feedback principles, Power amplifiers and magnetic

coupling. Power supplies. Assessment: 35 hours practical coursework. Theory Coursework Practical Coursework One 2-hour paper

20% 20% 60%

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