# Physics II (Applied Physics)

### Learn about Practical Applications for Physical Sciences

Professional development or a foundation

Anyone working with physical equipment or machines; making or building things

### Course Structure

This course is broken up into ten lessons as follows:

Lesson 1. Electromagnetic Induction

• Introduction to Electricity
• Rules of charge
• Coulomb’s law
• Magnetism
• Electromagnetism
• Electromagnetic induction
• Faraday’s Law of electromagnetic induction
• Lenz’s law
• Fleming’s Rules
• Eddy currents
• Transformers
• Generators
• Motors

Lesson 2. Power Generation and Transmission

• Primary sources of electrical energy
• Energy from the water head
• Energy from burning fuels
• Nuclear energy
• Wind energy
• Solar energy
• Types of power plants
• Hydroelectric power plants
• Thermal power plants
• Nuclear power plants
• Wind power plants

Lesson 3. Circular Motion and Gravitation

• Lesson introduction
• Review of circles – radius, diameter, tangent, arc, circumference
• Important equations for working with circles
• Circular motion
• Uniform circular motion
• Time, frequency, position, speed, tangential velocity, centripetal force
• Centripetal acceleration
• Newton’s law of gravitation
• Satellites and Kepler’s Laws

Lesson 4. Engineering Physics – Rigid Bodies and Rotational Dynamics

• Rotational Motion
• Angular Position
• Angular Displacement
• Angular Velocity
• Angular Velocity & Linear Velocity
• Angular Acceleration
• Kinematic Equations (Angular Acceleration)
• Torque
• Moment of Inertia
• Angular Momentum
• Kinetic Energy of Rotation
• Rotational Energy, Work and Power

Lesson 5. Engineering Physics- Fluids and fluid dynamics

• Fluid and dynamics introduction
• Definitions and Properties
• Density
• Pressure
• Flow
• Laminar Flow and Turbulent Flow
• Open Flow
• Open-channel flow
• Compressible and Incompressible Flow
• Forces on Fluids
• Pressure and Atmospheric Pressure
• Water Pressure
• Pressure Difference
• Buoyant Forces
• Pascal’s Law
• Principles of Fluid Dynamics
• The Equation of Continuity
• Flow Rate and Its Relation to Velocity
• Archimedes’ Principle
• Bernoulli’s Theorem
• Viscosity
• Turbulence

Lesson 6. Relativity

• The Principle of Relativity
• Special Relativity
• Space-time
• Universal Speed Limit
• Relativistic Mass
• Time Dilation
• Length Contraction
• Doppler Effect on Wavelength
• Applications

Lesson 7. Introduction to Imaging

• Electromagnetic Spectrum
• Comparison of EM Waves
• Relationship Between Frequency and Wavelength
• Relationship Between Frequency and Energy
• Visible Light
• The Wave Nature of Light
• Properties of Light
• Speed of Light
• Reflection of Light
• Refraction of Light
• Snell’s Law
• Diffraction of Light and Interference
• Dispersion
• Optional Image Formation
• Lens Types

Lesson 8. Imaging instrumentation and Medical imaging

• Types of Medical Imaging
• Computerised Tomography
• Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
• Ultrasound Imaging
• Electron Microscopy
• TEM
• SEM
• Nuclear Medicine
• Positron emission Tomography
• Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography
• Bone Scan
• Photoacoustic Imaging
• Medical Imaging Instruments
• CT, PET and MRI Scanners
• Ultrasound Machine

Lesson 9. Fibre optics

• Introduction
• Definitions
• Construction of Optical Fibre Cable
• Fibre Characteristics
• Mechanical Characteristics
• Transmission Characteristics
• Different Types of Fibres and Their Properties
• Single and Multimode Fibres
• Step Index and Graded Index Fibres
• Principles of Light Propagation Through a Fibre
• Refractive Index
• Total Internal Reflection
• Numerical Aperture
• Acceptance Angle
• Skew Mode
• Applications of Fibre Optics

Lesson 10. Engineering Physics in Construction

• Introduction to physics in construction
• Surveying
• Constructing Buildings
• Basic Principles in Building Engineering Physics
• Acoustics
• Air Movement
• Building Services
• Climate
• Construction Technology
• Control of Moisture
• Lighting
• Thermal Performance
• Properties of Common Materials
• Definitions
• Simple and Damped Harmonic Motion
• Forced Oscillations
• Vibrations inside built structures
• Vibrations from outside built structures
• Resonant Response and Damping

Course Duration - 100 hours of self paced study

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