Physics of Modern Technology

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2020/21
Vakcode WBPH027-05
Vaknaam Physics of Modern Technology
Niveau(s) propedeuse
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b

Uitgebreide vaknaam Physics of Modern Technology
Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to:
1. describe and explain the underlying physical mechanisms behind a large number of advanced technologies that are currently widely applied in our society.
2. give a description of one specific example of modern technology and to explain the underlying physical mechanisms in an oral presentation.
Omschrijving Starting with concrete examples from daily life (like photocopier, electric power network, radio, microwave oven, computer chip with MOSFETS, solar cell, LED, Laser, CD/DVD, USB/flash-memory and medical imaging and radiation technologies) the direct link between their operation and the physical laws enabling this is clarified in detail. The standard approach in physics is to start with (explaining) theory and phenomena and then (much) later make the connection with applications. Here, we reverse the approach: we start with concrete advanced technologies used in daily life and we unravel the physics that is behind the operation of these technologies. In this way we address electricity, electromagnetism, electromagnetic waves, optics and aspects of solid state physics.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Opdracht (ASM), Werkcollege (T)
(18 LC, 14 T, 1 T, 28 ASM, 79 self study)
Toetsvorm Presentatie (P), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)
(40% P, 60 % WE)
Vaksoort propedeuse
Coördinator prof. dr. ir. P.R. Onck
Docent(en) M.H. Diniz Guimaraes, PhD. ,prof. dr. ir. P.R. Onck ,prof. dr. ir. C.H. van der Wal
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Powerpoint slides of lectures available on Nestor. Onck, Kooi, Van der Wal
Opmerkingen Final grade = 0.6 * exam grade (ST) + 0.4 * presentation grade (P), Presentation sessions of students is mandatory. You must receive a grade >= 5.0 for the written examination and a grade >= 5.5 for the presentation.

This course was registered last year with course code NAITEN-10
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