On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
explain the relationships between energy, force and motion, as well as solve model problems based on these relationships
define basic quantities in electrostatics and solve problems in electrostatics that are of relevance to chemistry.
draw conclusions about trends in molecular vibrations on the basis of theories of periodic motion
discuss the basic concepts of and relationships in wave mechanics and apply these to model problems.
Mechanics: Newton's equations, linear momentum, angular momentum, work, energy, rotational motion. Electrostatics: Coulomb's law, electric field strength and potential, electric dipole. Capacitors, electrostatic energy. Periodic motion , vibrations. Basic wave mechanics , diffraction, interference.
Lectures, problem solving sessions and laboratory work.
Written tests are organised at the end of the course and correspond 4 credits. The laboratory sessions correspond to 1 credit. All subparts must be passed in order to receive a pass grade on the course.
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.