Radiation physics 110

Module code RFI 110
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content Units: converting, dimensional analysis. Mechanics: momentum, force, energy, circular motion, moment of inertia, angular momentum, simple harmonic motion. Electrostatics: Coulomb’s law, electric field, potential. Direct currents: resistors, Ohm’s law. Capacitors: capacitance, series, parallel energy. Magnetism: force on a moving charge, electric motor. Electromagnetic induction: Faraday’s law, Lenz’s Law, generators. Alternating currents: average and rms value, three phase, rectification, transformers. Electrical safety. Atomic structure: ionization, excitation. X-rays: production, absorption.
Module credits 10.00
Service modules Faculty of Health Sciences
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 2 lectures per week
Language of tuition Both Afr and Eng
Academic organisation Physics
Period of presentation Year

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