## PHYS1210 Physics 2 - Properties of Matter

### 25 creditsClass Size: 250

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

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24

### Pre-requisite qualifications

'A' Level Physics and Maths or equivalent

### This module is mutually exclusive with

 PHYS1250 Vibrations and Waves (Geophysics) PHYS1280 Vibrations and Thermal Physics (Joint Honours)

This module is not approved as a discovery module

### Objectives

This module covers the fundamental underpinning theories of vibrations, waves, thermodynamics and solid state physics. These are key concepts needed to explain the properties of matter.

Learning outcomes
Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and application of the following:

In Vibrations and Waves
1. Damped and Driven harmonic oscillators
2. Travelling waves, impedance and sound
3. Diffraction and Interference (including Fourier Transforms)
4. Laws of Reflection and Refraction (Geometrical optics)

In Thermodynamics:
1. Heat transfer mechanisms
2. Ideal gas behaviour, P,V,T
3. Real gases and simple phase diagrams
4. 1st law and 2nd law

In Solid State Physics
1. Molecular bonding and potentials
2. Crystal structure and simple X-ray analysis
3. Material properties including elastic moduli

Skills outcomes
Understanding, explanation, derivation and problem solving in vibrations, waves, thermodynamics and solid state physics

### Syllabus

Vibrations and Waves:
Oscillators: Simple, damped, driven, coupled.
Travelling and standing waves; wave equation.
Waves on strings, sounds waves, Doppler Effect.
Wave nature of light; interference, diffraction, reflection, refraction.
Mirrors, lenses, optical cavities.
Thermodynamics
0th, 1st, 2nd laws of Thermodynamics
Kinetic theory, ideal gases, Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution, equipartition.
Real gases, van der Waals equation, phase changes.
PV diagrams, entropy.

Solid State Physics

Mechanics of solids, elementary bonding, elasticity.
Crystal structure, X-ray diffraction.

### Teaching methods

 Delivery type Number Length hours Student hours Lecture 66 1.00 66.00 Private study hours 184.00 Total Contact hours 66.00 Total hours (100hr per 10 credits) 250.00

### Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Regular MCQs in each topic (Waves, Thermo, Solid State)

### Methods of assessment

Coursework
 Assessment type Notes % of formal assessment In-course Assessment Regular coursework 20.00 Total percentage (Assessment Coursework) 20.00

Resists will be in standard exam format.

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.