JUPEB/DIPLOMA/FOUNDATION: PHYSICS

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JUPEB/DIPLOMA/FOUNDATION: PHYSICS is divided into:

  1. PHY 001: MECHANICS AND PROPERTIES OF MATTER
  2. PHY 002: HEAT,WAVES AND OPTICS
  3. PHY 003: ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM
  4. PHY 004: MODERN PHYSICS

At the end of the series of courses, candidates should be able to:

  1. differentiate between fundamental physical quantities and derived quantities;
  2. explain and apply the concept of dimensional analysis;
  3. define and explain various physical laws in relation to mechanisms;
  4. describe the phases of matter;
  5. describe and explain physical phenomena in relation to fluid mechanics; and
  6. solve problems using the laws, principles and theories of mechanics
  7. describe the structure of the atom;
  8. describe the structure of the atom and its energy spectrum;
  9. describe the wave-particle duality of matter;
  10. explain the limitation of Classical physics;
  11. describe the nature and properties of  x-rays;
  12.  explain the interaction of radiation with matter;
  13. explain radioactive disintegration and calculate radioactive decay constants of different radioactive elements;
  14. explain the concept of semi-conductors.
  15. state the fundamental laws in electricity and magnetism;
  16. explain the relationship between the electrostatic force and the electric field;
  17. explain the relationship between the magnetic force and the magnetic field;
  18. describe and explain the interaction between the electric field and magnetic field;
  19. explain the effect of charges in motion;
  20. describe and explain physical phenomena in electricity and magnetism;
  21. solve problems using the laws, principles and theories of electricity and magnetism;
  22. identify and describe some industrial applications of the electromagnetic theory.
  23. At the end of this course, candidates should be able to:
  24. explain the concept of ideal gas;
  25. explain the concept of heat, temperature and modes of heat transfer;
  26. explain light as an electromagnetic phenomenon and identify the components of the electromagnetic spectrum;
  27. locate by graphical means and by calculation the position of images formed by mirrors and lenses;
  28. describe the operation of various optical instruments and their applications;
  29. explain the dual nature of light – the particle nature and the wave nature;
  30. explain the properties of light arising from its wave nature; and
  31. explain the principles of sound propagation.