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EE10171: Engineering physics

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: CW 20%, EX 80%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
EE10171 - Reassessment Exam (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To give students an understanding of topics in physics which form the foundations of electronic and electrical engineering, and space science and technology.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit students should have an understanding of:
(i) the structure of space and time and the physical units to undertake measurements,
(ii) classical mechanics and its use in engineering applications,
(iii) classical optics, the properties of light and its effects on materials.

Skills:
An understanding of the physical background of electrical engineering. Problem solving. Taught, facilitated and assessed.

Content:
(1) Introduction to basic concepts in physics such as space and time, fundamental units, energy, power and heat.
(2) First principles of classical mechanics such as Newton's laws of motion and Newton's laws of gravitation. Application to harmonic motion and loss processes along with illustrative examples such as resonance and the motion of satellites.
(3) Foundations of classical optics and ray theory. The electromagnetic nature of light, its spectral components and radiation properties.
(4) Elementary particles, their fundamental properties and interaction with matter in engineering applications.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:
NB. Postgraduate programme information will be added when the postgraduate catalogues are published in August 2020

EE10171 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
  • UEEE-AFB13 : BEng(Hons) Computer Systems Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AKB13 : BEng(Hons) Computer Systems Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AFB01 : BEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AKB01 : BEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AFB12 : BEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AKB12 : BEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AFB14 : BEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AKB14 : BEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AFB15 : BEng(Hons) Electronic Systems Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AKB15 : BEng(Hons) Electronic Systems Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AFM13 : MEng(Hons) Computer Systems Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AKM13 : MEng(Hons) Computer Systems Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AFM01 : MEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AKM01 : MEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AFM12 : MEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AKM12 : MEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AFM14 : MEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AKM14 : MEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AFM15 : MEng(Hons) Electronic Systems Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AKM15 : MEng(Hons) Electronic Systems Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)

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