# 2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

## PHYS1200 Physics 1- Fundamental Forces

### 25 creditsClass Size: 225

**Module manager:** Dr Rob Purdy**Email:** R.Purdy@leeds.ac.uk

**Taught:** Semester 1 View Timetable

**Year running** 2019/20

### Pre-requisite qualifications

'A' Level Physics and Maths or equivalent### This module is mutually exclusive with

PHYS1231 | Introductory Physics (Geophysics) |

PHYS1240 | Quantum Physics and Relativity (Geophysics) |

PHYS1270 | Quantum Mechanics and Electricity (Joint Honours) |

**This module is not approved as a discovery module**

### Objectives

At the end of this module you should be able to:- describe the motion of particles in terms of their position, velocity and acceleration;

- discuss Newton's laws in the context of cause and effect;

- derive the work-energy theorem and define potential energy from a conservative force;

- discuss and utilise the conservation of momentum for a system of particles;

- discuss and utilise the conservation of angular momentum for rigid body rotation;

- describe and utilise Newton's theory of gravity;

- describe the basic mechanical properties of solids and fluids.

- recall and use the transformation equations of Special Relativity;

- summarize the evidence leading to the quantum theory of radiation;

- recall the radiation laws of Stefan and Wien and sketch the form of the black body curve;

- derive and use the Bohr equation for hydrogen like atoms;

- summarize the evidence leading to the wave theory of matter;

- use the de Broglie relationship to find the allowed energies of a particle confined to a box;

- describe the properties of atomic nuclei and details of the nuclear binding energy curve;

- deduce the form of the radioactive decay law.

- understand and solve problems involving the Columb's force;

- perform calculations on DC circuits (including capacitors, resistors and inductors) using Ohmâ€™s and Kirchhoff's Laws)

- Calculate the force on a charge moving in a magnetic field

**Learning outcomes**

Demonstrate a basic knowledge of common physical laws and principles, and some applications of these principles.

Identify relevant principles and laws when dealing with problems.

**Skills outcomes**

Understanding of basic mechanics, quantum physics and electricity

### Syllabus

Kinematics,

Dynamics, including Gravity,

Rigid Bodies,

Work & Energy,

Rotation,

Evidence of quantum,

Bohr atom,

Radioactive decay,

Lorentz Transformations,

Relativistic kinematics,

Four-vectors and Minkowski space,

Basic Electrostatics: Coulomb Force and capacitors,

Magnetostatics,

Lorentz force DC circuits,

Kirchoff's law,

RC circuits,

### Teaching methods

Delivery type | Number | Length hours | Student hours |

Workshop | 22 | 1.00 | 22.00 |

Lecture | 44 | 1.00 | 44.00 |

Private study hours | 184.00 | ||

Total Contact hours | 66.00 | ||

Total hours (100hr per 10 credits) | 250.00 |

### Methods of assessment

**Coursework**

Assessment type | Notes | % of formal assessment |

Written Work | Homework sheets | 15.00 |

Total percentage (Assessment Coursework) | 15.00 |

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

**Exams**

Exam type | Exam duration | % of formal assessment |

Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc) | 3 hr 00 mins | 85.00 |

Total percentage (Assessment Exams) | 85.00 |

Students are required to pass all the coursework and exam elements of this module in order to pass the module overall.

### Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library websiteLast updated: 22/08/2019

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