Experimental Physics II

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Experimental Physics II

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Physics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    This module serves as further introduction to topics in Experimental Physics, a co-requisite to EP101. Three important topics of electricity and magnetism, light and sound and modern physics are introduced and related modern technology applications are outlined.

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    7.5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    5
  • Overview

    This module serves as further introduction to topics in Experimental Physics, a co-requisite to EP101. Three important topics of electricity and magnetism, light and sound and modern physics are introduced and related modern technology applications are outlined.

    Learning Outcomes:

    On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
    -Describe the fundamental principles of electricity and magnetism.
    -Discuss the techniques required to analyze simple electric circuits.
    -Analyze the behaviour of sound and light in various physical situations using the theory of vibrations and waves.
    -Describe the operation of a variety of optical instruments using geometrical optics.
    -Apply wave-particle duality to the study of a range of physical phenomena at the atomic and sub-atomic level.
    -Contrast the classical and quantum mechanical pictures of the atom/nucleus particularly in regard to atomic hydrogen and nuclear decay.
    -Solve simple numerical problems relevant to fundamental electricity & magnetism, optics & waves and modern physics.
    -Carry out relevant laboratory experiments to demonstrate and test physical principles and report the results.

    Teaching & Learning Methods:
    Lectures: 36 hours
    Labs/Practicals: 16 hours
    Tutorials: 10 hours
    Independant student activities: 100 hours

    Assessment:
    Continuous Assessment: 30% (Marked written assignments, multiple choice tests and laboratory assessment)
    University scheduled written examination: 70%

Course Disclaimer

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