Physics B for Engineers

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Physics B for Engineers

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Physics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    PHY1012F/S or PHY1014F/S

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    18
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 5
  • Overview

    The course is the second semester of the first year engineering Physics sequence. It aims to provide a foundation in the concepts and mathematics of physical phenomena within the context of vibrations and waves, and electromagnetism, and features the topics of electric charge, electric field, Gauss' law, electric potential, capacitance, current, current density, emf, resistance, resistivity, networks, the magnetic field, Biot-Savart Law, Ampere's Law, electromagnetic induction, inductance, simple harmonic motion, damped osillations, resonance, travelling waves, phase velocity, superposition, standing waves, sound waves, sound intensity, Dopper effect, interference diffraction.
    Laboratory: One laboratory or tutorial session per week.
    DP requirements: An average of at least 40% for class record, including 50% for laboratories.
    Assessment: Class record (weekly problem sets, class tests and laboratory record) counts 50%; one 2-hour examination counts 50%.

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.