Course Code NME492
Semester 8
Category Optional
Points 3
ECTS Units 6
Recommended Reading

“Conceptual Physics” P. G. Hewitt. Addison Wesley Longman. 2002.
«University Physics, Vol.II» H.D. Young, Addison-Wesley Pub. Co. 1992.
Fundamental University Physics. Alonso – Finn. Addison-Wesley Pub. Co.
“Physics” Resnick, Halliday, Krane, (4th ed.) John Wiley & Sons, Inc. N.Y.(1992).

Course Description

Operating principles of measuring instruments, frequency meters, gausmeters, etc.

Transformers. Applications (induction cookers, induction welding, etc). A.C. & D.C. Generators. Three-phase generator. Electric motors. Rotating magnetic field.

High frequency currents (induction & self-induction phenomena). Resonance. Tesla Transformer. Microwaves.

Electric discharges.

Experiments on geometric optics. Analysis of light with prisms and diffraction gratings. Experiments on wave optics (interference, diffraction, polarization). Birefringence, phase delay plates, photoelasticity. Optically active substances.Demonstration experiments in Electricity & Optics. Especially:

Electrostatics, piezoelectric effect. Capacitors – Dielectrics. Applications.

Electricity. Resistors in series & in parallel connection. Resistivity dependence on temperature. Potenciometers, rheostats, Ohmmeter. Fuses, short circuit.

Results of electric current (Joule heating effect, Oersted’s experiment, electrolysis, effect of electric currents on living organisms). Interaction of currents. Magnetic field (field lines). Lorentz force. Equivalence of an electric current carrying coil to a magnet.

Induction experiments. Lenz’s law. Self-induction experiments. Eddy currents. RLC circuits, resonance.

Magnetization and demagnetization of a ferromagnetic material. Transition of Ni rod from the ferromagnetic to the paramagnetic state (Curie point). Paramagnetic Mn ions in an inhomogeneous magnetic field.