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Physics

This is our introductory course for non-physics students.


FBB101

MECHANICS

  • Measurements and uncertainty, vectors, motion in one dimension, motion in two dimensions, Newton's laws, static equilibrium, torque, circular motion, work and energy, conservation of energy, linear momentum, collisions, fluid mechanics.

HEAT STUDIES

  • Temperature, heat, laws of thermodynamics.

FBB102

WAVE PHENOMENA

  • Wave motion, sound waves, superposition and standing waves.

ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM

  • Electric fields, electric potential, current, resistance, DC circuits, magnetism, inductance.

GEOMETRIC OPTICS:

  • Laws of geometrical optics (reflection and refraction), mirrors, lenses, optical instruments.
Contact information
Prof Deon Raubenheimer
Professor
Tel: +27 41 504 4540
deon.raubenheimer
@nmmu.ac.za


Mr Jano Jonker
Lecturer
Tel: +27 41 504 2150
jano.jonker@nmmu.ac.za