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The

FA C U L T Y Faculty

BOOKLET 2004 – 2005 of Science & Agriculture

PHYS 2293 (P29D) FUNDAMENTAL OF GEOPHYSICS (4 credits)

PHYS 2295 (P29F) LASERS AND SOLAR ENERGY (4 credits)

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

‘A’ Level

Syllabus: Physics of the Earth: The geoid; Earth’s internal structure and ori-gin; the Earth-Moon system, volcanoes. Earth’s magnetic field and its origin; paleo-magnetism. Terrestrial heat flow. Introduction to Geophysical Prospecting: A general survey of prospecting techniques with a brief account of relevant physi- cal properties of rocks. Seismic, Gravity, Magnetic and Resis- tivity methods. Seismic digital data ac-quisition and process-

ing will be introduced. Geophysical Interpretation. Assessment: 35 hours of practical coursework Theory Coursework Practical Coursework One 2-hour paper

20% 20% 60%

Pre-requisite: PHYS1110 (P11A) and PHYS1111 (P11B) Co-requisite: PHYS2280 (P28A)

Syllabus: LASERS: Stimulated emission. Einstein’s coefficients. Con- ditions for lasing. Optical and electrical pumping. Solid, liq- uid and gas lasers. Rate equations, Mode structure, Q-switch- ing Applications of lasers. SOLAR ENERGY: General over- view, historical perspective. Solar energy utilisation, flat plate collectors, solar cells, concentrating collectors, OTEC. Con- struction and operating principles of a solar collector. Optical characteristics, heat transfer characteristics, efficiency. Math- ematical analysis of a solar collector as applied to a selected

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

20% 20% 60%

PHYS 2294 (P29E) MATERIALS SCIENCE (4 credits)

Pre-requisite: PHYS1110 (P11A), PHYS1111 (P11B) and ‘A’ Level

PHYS 3381 (P38B) MODERN PHYSICS (4 credits)

Mathematics or equivalent. Co-requisite: PHYS2280 (P28A)

Pre-requisite: PHYS2281 (P28B) or repeating Co-requisite: PHYS2280 (P28A)

Syllabus: Introduction: Scope of materials science

.

Classification of

Materials. Structure of Solids: Bonding. Crystal Structure. Defects. Properties of Solids: Mechanical, electrical, thermal, optical properties. Metals and Alloys: Structure, Phase Dia- grams. Polymers and Composites: Manufacture. Structure. Properties. Ceramics: Crystalline Ceramics. Clay Products.

Glasses. Assessment: 35 hours of practical coursework Theory Coursework Practical Coursework One 2-Hour paper

20% 20% 60%

Syllabus: Quantum Mechanics: Brief review of the postulates of quan- tum mechanics and development of underlying Formalism. Fundamental principles and theorems. Properties of wave func- tions and Operators. Schrodinger’s equation applied to simple systems (not covered in PHYS2281 (P28B). Schrodinger’s equa-

tion for the hydrogen atom proximation techniques.

and its solution. Elements of ap-

Atomic

Physics:

Example

of

eigenfunctions

and

corresponding

probability

densities

of

the

hydrogen

atom.

Transition

rates

and

selection

rules.

Electron

spin hypothesis. Multielectron atoms. time-independent and time-dependent

Behaviour of atoms in electric and magnetic

fields. Nuclear Physics: models of the nucleus.

Nuclear forces. Shell and Collective Nuclear reactions-fission and fusion.

Elementary

particles-families,

observed

interactions

and

con-

servation laws. Assessment: 35 hours of practical coursework. Theory coursework Practical coursework One 2-hour paper

20% 20% 60%

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