Physics 176

Module code FSK 176
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Introductory mathematics: Symbols, exponents, logarithms, angles in degrees, radial measure, goniometry, differentiation, and integration. Motion along a straight line: position and displacement, acceleration. Vectors: adding vectors, components, multiplying vectors. Motion in two and three dimensions: projectile motion, circular motion. Force and motion: Newton’s Law, force, friction. Kinetic energy and work: work, power. Potential energy: Centre of mass, linear momentum. Collisions: impulse and linear momentum, elastic collisions, inelastic collisions. Rotation: kinetic energy of rotation, torque.  Oscillations and waves: Simple harmonic motion, types of waves, wavelength and frequency, interference of waves, standing waves, the Doppler effect. Temperature, heat and the first law of thermodynamics.

Module credits 16.00
Service modules Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 4 lectures per week, 1 discussion class per week, 1 practical per week
Language of tuition Separate classes for Afrikaans and English
Academic organisation Physics
Period of presentation Semester 2

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