Waves topics include oscillatory systems, the wave equation for vibrating wires, acoustic waves, electrical waves in coaxial cables or transmission lines. The Schrodinger wave equation and Fourier techniques for wave analysis will also be studied. Kinetic theory topics include molecular models of gases, Maxwell-Boltzmann and related distributions, real gases and gas laws, and applications to transport phenomena (thermal conductivity, diffusion, viscosity), gas flow and vacuum techniques. Laboratory sessions consider experimental data manipulation and error analysis, and experiments to study wave motion.
|Unit name||Waves and Kinetic Theory|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Prof A Reading
Assoc Prof A Cole, Dr D Ivkovic
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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