# 2022/23 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

## PHYS1200 Physics 1- Fundamental Forces

### 25 creditsClass Size: 260

**Module manager:** Dr Alison Voice**Email:** A.M.Voice@leeds.ac.uk

**Taught:** Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

**Year running** 2022/23

### 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.

- derive and use the transformation equations of special relativity;

- compute the energy and momentum of relativistic particles;

- summarise relativistic systems on a Minkowski spacetime diagram;

- understand the core difference between quantum and classical physics;

- represent quantum systems with two classical states;

- compute measurement probabilities and quantum evolutions;

- apply the Heisenberg uncertainty relation and de Broglie wavelength to concrete physical systems;

- derive the Bohr model and use it to estimate energies of atoms and molecules;

- perform elementary computations relating to photons and radiation;

- understand the uses and philosophical implications of quantum entanglement;

- understand and solve problems involving the Coulomb 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**

Problem solving in mechanics, quantum physics, relativity and electricity

### Syllabus

- Kinematics

- Dynamics, including gravity

- Rigid bodies

- Work & energy

- Rotation

- Uses of quantum physics

- The Bohr model of the atom

- Photons and radiation

- The de Broglie wavelength

- The Heisenberg uncertainty relation

- Lorentz Transformations

- Relativistic kinematics

- Relativistic energy and momentum

- Four-vectors and Minkowski space

- Basic Electrostatics: Coulomb force and capacitors

- Magnetostatics

- Lorentz force

- DC circuits

- Kirchoff's laws

- RC circuits

### Teaching methods

Delivery type | Number | Length hours | Student hours |

Lecture | 55 | 1.00 | 55.00 |

Independent online learning hours | 33.00 | ||

Private study hours | 162.00 | ||

Total Contact hours | 55.00 | ||

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

### Private study

- reading lecture notes and books- solving problems

### Methods of assessment

**Coursework**

Assessment type | Notes | % of formal assessment |

In-course Assessment | Regular Coursework | 20.00 |

Total percentage (Assessment Coursework) | 20.00 |

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 | 80.00 |

Total percentage (Assessment Exams) | 80.00 |

Students will have to complete an in-person exam at the end of the module. This will take place during the examinations period at the end of the semester and will be time bound. Students must submit a serious attempt at all assessments for this module, in order to pass the module overall.

### Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library websiteLast updated: 29/04/2022 15:31:37

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