Module Identifier PH10210  
Module Title OSCILLATIONS AND WAVES  
Academic Year 2004/2005  
Co-ordinator Dr Sian A Jones  
Semester Semester 2  
Pre-Requisite A Level Maths  
Co-Requisite PH16020  
Mutually Exclusive PH02010  
Course delivery Lecture   20 Lectures  
  Seminars / Tutorials   3  
Assessment
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours  70%
Semester Assessment Course work: 2 course tests (1 hour each), 3 example sheets30%
Supplementary Exam2 Hours  100%

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Describe simple harmonic motion and answer elementary problems relating to simple harmonic oscillators.

Answer simple problems on wave propagation an effects.

give qualitative descriptions of wave phenomena.

Brief description

This module aims to provide an understanding of simple oscillatory and wave motions. Emphasis is placed on developing problem-solving skills in theses areas. The syllabus concentrates on simple harmonic motion and its application to physical systems. The discusssion of waes covers simple mathematical treatment of wave propagation and effects. An introduction is give to wave phenomena including diffraction and interference.

Reading Lists

Books
** Recommended Text
M. Nelkon and P. Parker Advanced Level Physics Heinemann Educational 0435686682

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 4