|Module code||PHY 114|
|Faculty||Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences|
SI-units. Significant figures. Waves: intensity, superposition, interference, standing waves, resonance, beats, Doppler. Geometrical optics: Reflection, refraction, mirrors, thin lenses, instruments. Physical optics: Young-interference, coherence, diffraction, polarisation. Hydrostatics and dynamics: density, pressure, Archimedes’ principle, continuity, Bernoulli. Heat: temperature, specific heat, expansion, heat transfer. Vectors. Kinematics of a point: Relative, projectile, and circular motion. Dynamics: Newton’s laws, friction. Work: point masses, gasses (ideal gas law), gravitation, spring, power. Kinetic energy: Conservative forces, gravitation, spring. Conservation of energy. Conservation of momentum. Impulse and collisions. System of particles: Centre of mass, Newton’s laws. Rotation: torque, conservation of angular momentum, equilibrium, centre of gravity.
|Service modules||Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Faculty of Education
|Prerequisites||A candidate must have passed Mathematics and Physical Science with at least 60% in the Grade 12 examination|
|Contact time||1 discussion class per week, 1 practical per week, 4 lectures per week|
|Language of tuition||Module is presented in English|
|Period of presentation||Semester 1|
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