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Course Details in 2022/23 Session

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Module Title LF Waves
SchoolPhysics and Astronomy
Department Physics & Astronomy
Module Code 03 34676
Module Lead Dr Daniel Cottle
Level Foundation Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-22 hours
Seminar-11 hours
Guided independent study-67 hours
Total: 100 hours
Description This module develops a basic understanding of the fundamental concepts of vibrations and wave motion. simple harmonic motion and basic wave properties will be covered.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Show a basic understanding of Simple Harmonic Motion and use equations for simple vibrating systems
  • Use appropriate terminology, equations and graphical representations to describe different types of waves and wave phenomena
  • Define what is meant by reflection, refraction, polarization and superposition (leading to interference and diffraction effects) and calculate simple quantities associated with such effects
Assessment 34676-02 : exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (50%)
34676-04 : assignment 1 : Coursework (25%)
34676-05 : assignment 2 : Coursework (25%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Courwork/Class Test (50%); 1.5 hours Examination (50%)
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