Module Title:   Physics 2 (Waves & Vibrations)

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG0006M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 3

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Materials and Medical (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr P Olley

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

The aim is to provide a quantitative understanding of the many phenomena that waves and vibrations exhibit that will be needed in engineering courses. There is an emphasis on applications to provide practice, and to illustrate the relevance of the material.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
The theory is delivered by lecture, with tutorials and examples. Experimental work provides practical experiences of many of the phenomena studied.

Lectures:   24.00          Directed Study:   56.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   6.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

1 Explain the underlying theory of wave phenomena, and apply to a broad range of engineering topics.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

2. Demonstrate skills in experimentation and interpretation of results, and assessing experimental uncertainty.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

3.1 Use scientific method to solve problems systematically and creatively.
3.2 Interpret data.

  Examination - closed book 2.00 80%
  Laboratory Report   20%
  500 Word Laboratory Report
  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%
  Supplementary Exam

Outline Syllabus:
Simple harmonic motion: Essential features illustrated by engineering examples. Universal wave properties: modes of travelling, frequency, amplitude, wavelength, phase, wavefronts, superimposition, interference, diffraction, refraction, Doppler effect, beating, amplitude and frequency modulation. Applications in engineering and science. Specific behaviour of sound waves: Creation and detection, quantification, intensity, and the acoustic decibel. Resonance in pipes and strings, waves in solids, attenuation. Applications. Ultrasonic Waves: The piezo-electric effect. Applications in engineering and medicine. Electromagnetic waves: The electromagnetic spectrum and properties. Measurement of properties. Applications of wave phenomena in light and radio-waves. Implications of wave phenomena, radio communication.

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