Physics B for Aspect

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Physics B for Aspect

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    PHY1014F/S or PHY1012F/S

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 5
  • Overview

    The course is the second semester of the first year engineering Physics sequence. It aims to provide a foundation in the concepts and mathematics of physical phenomena within the context of vibrations and waves, and electromagnetism, and features the topics of electric charge, electric field, Gauss' law, electric potential, capacitance, current, current density, emf, resistance, resistivity, networks, the magnetic field, Biot-Savart Law, Ampere's Law, electromagnetic induction, inductance, simple harmonic motion, damped osillations, resonance, travelling waves, phase velocity, superposition, standing waves, sound waves, sound intensity, Dopper effect, interference diffraction.
    Lecture times: 5th period every day. Tutorials Mon, Wed, Fri 4th period.
    Workshop: Tuesday, 6th,7th and 8th periods.
    Laboratory: One laboratory session per week, Fridays 14h00 ? 17h00.
    DP requirements: An average of at least 40% on the class record.
    Assessment: Class record (tests, tutorials, workshop and laboratory record) counts 50%; one 2-hour examination counts 50%. A subminimum of 40% is required for theory examination paper.

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.