Module Catalogues, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University   
Module Code: CHE108
Module Title: General Physics for Chemists
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2017/18
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Chemistry
Pre-requisites: MTH013
Learning outcomes 
Students completing the module successfully should:

A. solve basic physics problems with proper math tools;

B. better understand the underlying physics principles for modern chemistry;

C. tackle the chemistry problems using basic concepts in classical mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetics, optics, electronics, and modern physics.

Method of teaching and learning 
Students are expected to attend two lectures (total of four hours) per week, plus workshops for problem solving and possible demos.

Students are expected to use web-learning system (Mastering system provided by Pearson Publisher) to improve problem-solving skills.
Part I. Mechanics
1/ Kinematics of particles
2/ Dynamics of particles
3/ Work and energy
4/ Momentum of particles
5/ Rotation of rigid body
6/ Vibration
7/ Waves

Part II. Electromagnetism
1/ Electrostatic field
2/ Magnetic force
3/ Magnetic field
4/ Electromagnetic Induction
5/ Electromagnetic Waves

Part III. Physical optics (Wave optics)
1/ Conditions for interference
2/ Young's double-slit interference experiment
3/ Interference in thin films
4/ Diffraction
5/ Single-slit diffraction
6/ The diffraction grating
7/ Polarization of light waves

Part IV. Quantum physics
1/ Blackbody radiation and Plank's hypothesis
2/ The photoelectric effect and particle theory of light
3/ X-rays and the Compton effect
4/ Atomic spectra and the Bohr model
5/ The dual nature of light and matter
6/ The Heisenberg's uncertainty principle
7/ The wave function and the Schrodinger's equation
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26     13      85  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Group Poster 10.00
2 Oral Presentation 10.00
3 Written Group Report 10.00
4 Hw 10.00
5 Final Exam 60.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 10/22/2017 10:40:55 AM