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Elements of Physics II

Code 8626
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload T(30H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Physics
Entry requirements No requirements.
Mode of delivery Face to face
Work placements Not applicable
Learning outcomes Becoming familiar with the dual nature of the microscopic world
Becoming familiar with various topics of optics and modern physics
- To determine the refracted image of simple optical systems
- To determine the conditions of constructive and destructive interference in wave superposition
- To calculate the deflection in single slit diffraction and determine direction of intensitu extrema
- Determine the threshold frequency for the photoelectric effect and the maximum energy of the resulting photo-electrons
- Compute the frequencies of the hydrogen atom spectral lines
- Compute the Compton wavelength shift
- Identify the nuclear decay process from intial and final nuclides
- Relate half-life and decay constant
Syllabus 1. geometrical optics
1.1 Reflection and refraction of light
2.1 Reflection and refraction in spherical surfaces
1.3 Thin lens and the lens system
2. Wave optics
2.1 Interference
2.2 Diffraction
2.3 Polarization
3. Corpuscular nature of light
3.1 Thermal Radiation
3.2 Photoelectric Effect
3.3 Compton effect
3.4 Atomic spectra
3.5 X-Rays
3.6 Microwaves
3.7 Laser
4. Wave nature of matter
4.1 de Broglie's theory
4.2 Quantum states of atomic electrons
5. Nuclear physics
5.1 Nuclear composition
5.2 Radioactive decay
5.3 Introduction to dosimetry
Main Bibliography A - Halliday, Resnick e Krane, "Physics", vol 4
B - Halliday, Resnick e Walker, "Fundamentals of Physics", vol 4
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-06-09

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