This course continues from the introduction of fundamental physics concepts in ENGR0110 to explore topics in electricity and magnetism, nuclear physics and optics. The fundamental theories of electromagnetism are used to describe the operation of electrical circuit components and measurements, and encompass the description and application of Coulomb’s law, Faraday’s law, Ohm’s law, Kirchhoff’s laws, Lenz’s law to the electric and magnetic fields. The concept of light as an electromagnetic wave and its various manipulations are also studied. The course closes of with a basic introduction of nuclear model of the atom and the phenomenon of radioactivity. Selected assignments and laboratory exercises are included and are designed to reinforce and expand the student understanding of the fundamental concepts and their application to solving engineering problems.
- Lecturer: Christina Douglas