Courses Catalogue

Properties Of Matter

COURSE CODE: PHY1101
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 45
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Education (Physics) - B.Ed
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE JUSTIFICATION

The course introduces the student to the basics of Forces between atoms and intermolecular forces, attractive and repulsive forces, surface tension, capillarity, elastic properties of solids. The course prepares students to be aware of and able to predict why physical phenomena occur in the physical world they will work in.

 

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course the student should be able to:

·         Distinguish between the general physical properties and characteristic properties of a material.

·         Explain Forces between atoms (solid, liquids and gases) and intermolecular forces, attractive and repulsive forces.

·         Carry out calculations to compare characteristic properties of a variety of substances to predict behaviour such as its elasticity etc.

·         Carry out subsequent experiments to measure the Young’s modulus of a cantilever, loaded beam

·         Solve Poiseuille’s formula to simple problems.

·         Discuss low pressure measurement instruments


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