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Module Code - Title:

PH4012 - PHYSICS FOR ENGINEERS 2

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:

PH4011

Rationale and Purpose of the Module:

Continuation of an introductory course in physics (PH4011) for engineering students.

Syllabus:

Properties of Matter: Elastic and thermal properties of solids: stress and strain, thermal expansion, HookeÆs law, YoungÆs modulus, shear modulus, bulk modulus. Fluid mechanics: pressure, variation of pressure with depth, pressure measurements. Buoyant forces and Archimedes' principle. Fluid dynamics: Bernoulli's equation, other applications of fluid dynamics. Heat: The kinetic theory of gases: molecular model of an ideal gas, non-ideal gases, equipartition of energy. Heat transfer: conduction, convection and radiation. Oscillations and simple harmonic motion: transverse and longitudinal waves, superposition, speed, reflection, harmonic waves; sound waves, sound intensity, Doppler effect. Light: EM Spectrum, Sources of light; Geometrical optics, reflection, refraction, dispersion, achromatic optics; Physical optics, interference; diffraction; diffraction gratings; polarisation; Optical systems, the microscope, the telescope, the eye.

Learning Outcomes:

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

* Discuss the physical processes that underlie properties of matter, heat, oscillation & waves, and light. * Describe the physical basis and experimental observations of properties of matter, heat, oscillation & waves, and light. * Derive relevant equations describing properties of matter, heat, oscillation & waves, and light from basic laws and principles. * Solve numerical problems, from information provided, on the topics covered.

Affective (Attitudes and Values)

Discuss the importance of properties of matter, heat, oscillation & waves, and light in engineering.

Psychomotor (Physical Skills)

* Perform experiments requiring precise measurement. * Use mechanical, optical 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:

Spring - 09/10

Module Leader:

andy.stewart@ul.ie