Restricted to Engineering students.
Provides the physics background material needed for engineering research and applications. Electromagnetism, semiconductors and dielectric media are covered in the unit. Topics in electromagnetism include electric fields, Gauss Law, magnetic induction, Biot-Savart Law, Ampere's Law, Lenz's law, Electromotive force and Maxwell's equations.
The physics of semiconductors is introduced by looking at crystal structure together with semiconductor materials. Details of the physics of energy bands and levels, as well as of charge carriers and diffusion in homogeneous semiconductors, then leads on to an examination of the simplest types of junction devices such as diodes and transistors and their voltage-current behaviour.
Laboratory work covers practical applications of concepts introduced in the lectures.
|Unit name||Engineering Physics|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Prof J Dickey, Dr A Cole and others
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2020: $1,190.00||2020: $2,701.00||010301|
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(KMA152 and KMA154 or JEE103 and JEE104) and (KNE151 or KNE122)
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
3x1-hr lectures, 1-hr tutorial weekly, 5x3-hr labs
50% examination, 50% Internal assessment
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