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Module Code - Title:

PH4011 - PHYSICS FOR ENGINEERS 1

Year Last Offered:

2020/1

Hours Per Week:

Lecture

2

Lab

2

Tutorial

1

Other

1

Private

4

Credits

6

Grading Type:

N

Prerequisite Modules:

Rationale and Purpose of the Module:

The module is an introductory physics course covering Mechanics, Heat, Electricity and Magnetism for engineering students.

Syllabus:

Linear motion: vectors, projectiles, circular motion, relative velocity. NewtonÆs laws: force, work, power, momentum, friction, gravitation. Conservation of energy. Linear and angular momentum: conservation of momentum, collisions. Rotation of a rigid body: moments of inertia, kinetic energy, angular momentum. The laws of thermodynamics. Equilibrium and temperature, heat and internal energy, heat capacities and latent heat. The ideal gas, isotherms and adiabats. The Carnot engine: efficiency. Classical and microscopic entropy. Electricity: charge, electric field, Coulomb's law, Gauss's law. Electric potential, capacitance, Ohm's law, KirchhoffÆs Laws, dc circuit analysis, Joule heating. RC circuits. Magnetism: magnetic field, magnetic force and torque, the galvanometer. Ampere's law. Electromagnetic Induction: inductance. Faraday's law,Lenz's law, the generator and motor, back emf

Learning Outcomes:

Cognitive (Knowledge, Understanding, Application, Analysis, Evaluation, Synthesis)

* Discuss the physical processes that underlie mechanics, heat, electricity and magnetism. * Describe the physical basis and experimental observations of mechanics, heat, electricity and magnetism. * Derive relevant equations describing mechanics, heat, electricity and magnetism from basic laws and principles. * Solve numerical problems, from information provided, on the topics covered.

Affective (Attitudes and Values)

Discuss the importance of mechanics, heat, electricity and magnetism in engineering.

Psychomotor (Physical Skills)

* Perform experiments requiring precise measurement. * Use mechanical, thermal, electrical, magnetic and electronic apparatus for observation and measurement.

How the Module will be Taught and what will be the Learning Experiences of the Students:

Students will learn through interactive lecture, laboratory, experiential tutorial and home work, short projects, learning center.

Research Findings Incorporated in to the Syllabus (If Relevant):

Prime Texts:

Hugh D. Young and Roger A. Freedman (2007) University Physics with Modern Physics 12th Edition , Addison Wesley
Raymond A. Serway and John W. Jewett (2007) Physics for Scientists and Engineers 7th Edition , Brooks Cole

Other Relevant Texts:

Programme(s) in which this Module is Offered:

Semester - Year to be First Offered:

Autumn - 09/10

Module Leader:

Robert.Lynch@ul.ie