PHYS102

Engineering Physics B: Electromagnetism, Modern Physics and 'How Things Work'

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS

Occurrences

Description

An essential course for students advancing in physical sciences and engineering who need a good understanding of electromagnetism and concepts of modern physics. The first section covers the E&M necessary to understand basic circuit theory, magnetic field concepts and finally applications such as power technology and electronics. The second section introduces aspects of modern physics such as quantum effects in atoms and materials, radioactivity and nuclear processes. Finally the course finishes with a section titled "How things work - the physics behind modern technology". A series of guest lecturers will elaborate on the physics behind applications such as radar, medical imaging, data storage, lasers, etc.

Pre-requisites

PHYS101. These prerequisites may be replaced by other background as approved by Head of Department

Restrictions

PHYS114, PHYS115

Equivalent Courses

PHYS114