Physics For General Science II

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Physics For General Science II

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The purpose of this module is to provide students with an introduction to the physics topics of optics and electricity & magnetism, directed towards general science and computing students. The subjects taught and the method of approach will be chosen to give students a full and thorough knowledge of the topics. The modules aims to develop student knowledge and appreciation of general physics and to be able to confidently handle problems, using non-calculus-based methods. Students also taking the Physics Laboratory module PS153 will be able to see the relationship between the classroom material and their practical experiments.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Be familiar with the basic physical concepts as they relate to electricity, magnetism and optics.
    2. Solve numerical problems in electricity, magnetism and optics.
    3. Explain the physical principles which underpin the experiments in PS153.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.