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Module code: EP102EE
Credits: 5
Semester: 2
International: Yes
Coordinator: Dr Neil Trappe (EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS)
Overview Overview

The aim of this module is to introduce students to the physics of vibrations, waves and light, and electromagnetism, and to tutor them in the solution of elementary problems in these areas.

_Vibrations and Waves: (6 lectures)

* Elasticity and simple harmonic motion; Pendulums; Damped Harmonic Oscillators;
* The nature of waves; The mathematical description of a wave; Transverse and longitudinal waves
* Linear superposition
* Standing waves and Sound

_Light: (6 Lectures)

* The electromagnetic spectrum; Polarization
* Reflection, refraction and dispersion; Lenses; Coherence and diffraction

_Electromagnetism: (12 lectures)

* Origins of Electricity, Coulombís Law, Electric Fields, and Electric Field Lines;
* Electric potential and Electric Potential Energy, Voltage, Capacitors and Capacitance
* Magnetic Fields and Forces, Basic Circuits.

A more detailed module descriptor is located on:

Note: this module previously carried the EE110 code.

Open Learning Outcomes
Open Teaching & Learning methods
Open Assessment
Open Autumn Supplementals/Resits
Open Additional Reading
Open Timetable
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