Physics & Electronics II - ELE00005F

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• Department: Electronic Engineering
• Module co-ordinator: Mrs. Helen Sharples
• Credit value: 40 credits
• Credit level: F
• Academic year of delivery: 2017-18

Module occurrences

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2017-18 to Summer Term 2017-18

Module aims

To develop students knowledge and appreciation of the ways in which physics is applied to electronic engineering.

Mechanics - speed, velocity, acceleration, equations of motion, momentum, conservation of momentum/energy, circular motion, angular velocity, centripetal acceleration/force, Newton s Laws.

Electricity - series/parallel resistors, Kirchoff s Laws, power, Wheatstone bridge, potential divider.

Electromagnetism - magnetic flux/flux density, fields due to straight wire/flat coil/solenoid, force on conductor, torque on coil, laws of electromagnetic induction, and self-induction.

Optics - refraction of light, Snell s Laws, concave/convex lenses, thin lens formula, telescope, and microscope.

Waves and oscillations - transverse/longitudinal, frequency, wavelength, reflection/refraction of water waves, superposition, phase, phase angle, diffraction, interference, Young s double slit experiment, diffraction grating, continuous/line spectra, properties of electromagnetic spectrum, standing waves, modes of vibration of stretched string, simple harmonic motion, and resonance.

Electrostatics - Coulomb s Law, electric field strength, potential, capacitance, parallel plate capacitor, and capacitor discharge through resistor.

Alternating current - peak/rms values, capacitors/inductors in AC circuits, reactance, impedance, and resonance.

Atomic physics - photoelectric emission, quanta, line emission spectra. Radioactivity - alpha/beta/gamma radiation, law of radioactive decay, half life, decay constant, and radioactive decay equations :

Gravitation - Newton s Law, gravitational strength, and projectile motion.

Module learning outcomes

On completion of this module students are expected to be able to:

• understand and apply Physics concepts
• use the skills relevant to Physics, e.g. experimental design and experimental technique
• demonstrate the skills of mathematical analysis and problem solving
• demonstrate knowledge of the Physics content appropriate to entry to a first year electronics degree

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Physics & Electronics II Assignments
N/A 20
University - closed examination
Physics & Electronics II Paper 1
2.5 hours 40
University - closed examination
Physics & Electronics II Paper 2
2.5 hours 40

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Physics & Electronics II Paper 1
2.5 hours 40
University - closed examination
Physics & Electronics II Paper 2
2.5 hours 40

Module feedback

Students will receive written and verbal feedback on their coursework within a maximum of 4 weeks of submission (often much sooner than this).