Course Description

Course Name

Physics B for Engineers

Session: VCPS3122

Hours & Credits

18 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

PHY1012F/S or PHY1014F/S

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


The course is the second semester of the first year engineering Physics sequence. It aims to provide a foundation in the concepts and mathematics of physical phenomena within the context of vibrations and waves, and electromagnetism, and features the topics of electric charge, electric field, Gauss' law, electric potential, capacitance, current, current density, emf, resistance, resistivity, networks, the magnetic field, Biot-Savart Law, Ampere's Law, electromagnetic induction, inductance, simple harmonic motion, damped osillations, resonance, travelling waves, phase velocity, superposition, standing waves, sound waves, sound intensity, Dopper effect, interference diffraction.
Laboratory: One laboratory or tutorial session per week.
DP requirements: An average of at least 40% for class record, including 50% for laboratories.
Assessment: Class record (weekly problem sets, class tests and laboratory record) counts 50%; one 2-hour examination counts 50%.

*Course content subject to change