Physics 154

Module code PHY 154
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

The main topic in this module is Electricity, Sound, Optics, and Modern Physics.
Static Electricity: Electric charge and force, electric field, the electric energy, electric potential, conservation of electrical energy.
Flow of charge: Capacitors, application of charge flow to nerves.
Sound: Vibrations, waves in unconfined and confined media, applications to human hearing.
Optics: Reflection, refraction, applications to optometry and ophthalmology.
Atomic physics: Atomic models, x-rays.
Nuclear physics: The stable atomic nucleus, radioactivity, nuclear spin and applications to medical diagnostics.

Module credits 8.00
NQF Level 05
Service modules Faculty of Education
Prerequisites PHY 143
Contact time 1 practical per week, 4 lectures per week, Foundation Course
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Physics
Period of presentation Semester 1

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