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The

FA C U L T Y Faculty

BOOKLET 2004 – 2005 of Science & Agriculture

PHYS 3393 (P39D) EARTH MATERIALS, EARTH PROCESSES AND SEISMOLOGY (4 credits)

Pre-requisite: PHYS1110 Level Mathematics Co-requisite: PHYS2280

(P11A),

(P28A)

PHYS1111

(P11B)

&

and

‘A’

Syllabus: Earth Processes and Caribbean Stratigraphy: Properties of minerals and crystals; composi-tion,oc-currence, distribution, classification and field recognition of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks; tectonic and struc-tural features of the earth; volcanic activity; formation of soils and sediments; stratigra-phy and geologic time; plate tectonics. The Caribbean environment in relation to man, water supply, soils, petroleum, engi-neering geology, minerals.Introduction to Earth Materi- als: The origin, occurrence, world distribution and develop- ment of major earth resources - metalliferrous and nonmetal ores, petroleum, coal building materials, chemical raw materi- als, bio mass resources. Earth Seismology: The nature of earth- quakes; the propagation and detection of seismic waves; geo- graphical distribution of earthquakes; surface effects of earth-

quakes, earthquake history of the Caribbean. Assessment: 35 hours of practical coursework Theory coursework Practical coursework One 2-hour paper

20% 20% 60%

PHYS 3394 (P39E) FURTHER MATERIALS SCIENCE (4 credits)

Pre-requisite: PHYS1110 (P11A), P1111 (P11B) and MATH0100( M08B) or MATH0110 ( M08C) or “A” level Mathematics Co-requisite: PHYS2280 (P28A)

Syllabus: Iron and Steel Making. Raw materials. Minimill process. Prod- ucts. Microstructure and Properties of Iron and Steel. Trans- formations. Heat Treatment Testing. Destructive testing.

Nondestructive testing. tecture. Crystallisation

.

Microstructure of Polymers. Archi- Mechanical and other Properties of

Polymers. Viscoelasticity. Dynamic response. Microstructure of Composites. Mechanical and other Properties of Compos-

ites. Assessment: 35 hours of practical coursework Theory coursework Practical coursework

hour paper

20% 20% One 2- 60%

PHYS 3395 (P39F) THIN FILMS AND VACUUM PHYSICS (4 credits)

Pre-requisite: PHYS2294 (P29E) Syllabus: Thin Films: Methods of preparation of films. Growth and struc- ture of films. Mechanical properties of films. Optical properties of films. Electrical properties of films. Thin film application.Vacuum Physics: The behaviour of gases in vacuum. The components of a vacuum system. Vacuum pumps: rotary, diffusion, etc. Turbo molecular pump, Getter-ion pump. Vacuum gauges: Pirani, Penning, McLeod’s gauges. Vacuum

coating system. Assessment 35 hours of practical coursework Theory coursework Practical coursework One 2-hour paper

20% 20% 60%

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