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Physics II (Applied Physics)

Physics II (Applied Physics) - 100 Hours Certificate Course

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Physics is the underpinning science for many professions. These include engineering, construction and architecture.

What is Physics? It is a division of science that examines matter and motion, as well as how it relates and interacts with energy and forces. Physics is a vast topic and one that applies to our everyday life.

The main purpose of studying physics is to help us understand how the universe behaves. It is one of the primary scientific disciplines and one of the oldest academic fields.

This course, Physics II, will examine electricity, power generation, relativity, imaging and more

Knowing the principles of physics is crucial if your career choice is an astrophysicist, entrepreneur, nanotechnologist, resources scientist, science teacher, data scientist, medical physicist, or a science research scholar.

A knowledge of physics can also provide many career opportunities in the public and private sectors, education, and research.

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There are 10 lessons:

1. Electromagnetic Induction

  • Introduction to Electricity
  • Rules of charge
  • Coulomb’s law
  • Magnetism
  • Electromagnetism
  • Electromagnetic induction
  • Faraday’s Law of electromagnetic induction
  • Lenz’s law
  • Fleming’s Rules
  • Eddy currents
  • Transformers
  • Generators
  • Motors

2.  Power Generation and Transmission

  • Primary sources of electrical energy
  • Energy from the water head
  • Energy from burning fuels
  • Nuclear energy
  • Wind energy
  • Solar energy
  • Types of power plants
  • Hydroelectric power plants
  • Thermal power plants
  • Nuclear power plants
  • Wind power plants

3.  Circular Motion and Gravitation

  • Lesson introduction
  • Review of circles – radius, diameter, tangent, arc, circumference
  • Important equations for working with circles
  • Circular motion
  • Uniform circular motion
  • Time, frequency, position, speed, tangential velocity, centripetal force
  • Centripetal acceleration
  • Newton’s law of gravitation
  • Satellites and Kepler’s Laws

4.  Engineering Physics – Rigid Bodies and Rotational Dynamics

  • Rotational Motion
  • Degrees and Radians
  • Angular Position
  • Angular Displacement
  • Angular Velocity
  • Angular Velocity & Linear Velocity
  • Angular Acceleration
  • Kinematic Equations (Angular Acceleration)
  • Torque
  • Moment of Inertia
  • Angular Momentum
  • Kinetic Energy of Rotation
  • Rotational Energy, Work and Power

5.  Engineering Physics- Fluids and fluid dynamics

  • Fluid and dynamics introduction
  • Definitions and Properties
  • Density
  • Pressure
  • Flow
  • Steady and Unsteady Flow
  • Laminar Flow and Turbulent Flow
  • Open Flow
  • Open-channel flow
  • Compressible and Incompressible Flow
  • Forces on Fluids
  • Pressure and Atmospheric Pressure
  • Water Pressure
  • Pressure Difference
  • Buoyant Forces
  • Pascal’s Law
  • Principles of Fluid Dynamics
  • The Equation of Continuity
  • Flow Rate and Its Relation to Velocity
  • Archimedes’ Principle
  • Bernoulli’s Theorem
  • Viscosity
  • Turbulence

6.  Relativity

  • The Principle of Relativity
  • Special Relativity
  • Space-time
  • Universal Speed Limit
  • Relativistic Mass
  • Time Dilation
  • Length Contraction
  • Doppler Effect on Wavelength
  • Applications

7.  Introduction to Imaging

  • Electromagnetic Radiation
  • Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • Comparison of EM Waves
  • Relationship Between Frequency and Wavelength
  • Relationship Between Frequency and Energy
  • Visible Light
  • The Wave Nature of Light
  • Properties of Light
  • Speed of Light
  • Reflection of Light
  • Refraction of Light
  • Snell’s Law
  • Diffraction of Light and Interference
  • Dispersion
  • Optional Image Formation
  • Lens Types

8.  Imaging instrumentation and Medical imaging

  • Types of Medical Imaging
  • Radiography
  • Computerised Tomography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Ultrasound Imaging
  • Electron Microscopy
  • TEM
  • SEM
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Positron emission Tomography
  • Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography
  • Bone Scan
  • Photoacoustic Imaging
  • Medical Imaging Instruments
  • CT, PET and MRI Scanners
  • Ultrasound Machine
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Medical Imaging

9.  Fibre optics

  • Introduction
  • Definitions
  • Construction of Optical Fibre Cable
  • Advantages and Disadvantages Fibre Optics
  • Fibre Characteristics
  • Mechanical Characteristics
  • Transmission Characteristics
  • Different Types of Fibres and Their Properties
  • Single and Multimode Fibres
  • Step Index and Graded Index Fibres
  • Principles of Light Propagation Through a Fibre
  • Refractive Index
  • Total Internal Reflection
  • Numerical Aperture
  • Acceptance Angle
  • Skew Mode
  • Applications of Fibre Optics

10.  Engineering Physics in Construction

  • Introduction to physics in construction
  • Surveying
  • Building Roads and Paths
  • Constructing Buildings
  • Basic Principles in Building Engineering Physics
  • Acoustics
  • Air Movement
  • Building Services
  • Climate
  • Construction Technology
  • Control of Moisture
  • Lighting
  • Thermal Performance
  • Properties of Common Materials
  • Definitions
  • Simple and Damped Harmonic Motion
  • Forced Oscillations
  • Vibrations inside built structures
  • Vibrations from outside built structures
  • Resonant Response and Damping

Please Note:  Each lesson culminates in an assignment, submitted and marked by your tutor and returned  with relevant suggestions, comments, and extra reading where required.

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