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First course in physics 124


 
Module code PHY 124
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Simple harmonic motion and pendulums. Coulomb’s law. Electric field: dipoles, Gauss’ law.Electric potential. Capacitance. Electric currents: resistance, resistivity, Ohm’s law, energy, power, emf, RC-circuits. Magnetic Field: Hall-effect, Bio-Savart. Faraday’s and Lenz’s laws. Oscillations: LR-circuits. Alternating current: RLC-circuits, power, transformers. Introductory concepts to modern physics. Nuclear physics: Radioactivity.

Module credits 16.00
Service modules Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Faculty of Education
Prerequisites WTW 114 GS and PHY 114 GS
Contact time 4 lectures per week, 1 discussion class per week, 1 practical per week
Language of tuition Both Afr and Eng
Academic organisation Physics
Period of presentation Semester 2

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