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PHYS 1001  -  Physics and the Modern Society 
 
Course last offered 
 :   
Spring 2017/18
Instructor(s)
 :
LIN Nian, NG Yee Fai
No. of credits
 :
3


Teaching Pattern
  • Duration of course: about 13 weeks
  • Lecture hour(s) / tutorial hour(s) per week: 3 / 1
 
Content
  • Principle of scientific theories and methods
  • Aristotle's law, Newtonian mechanics
  • Thermal physics, heat engine, energy crisis and global warming
  • Nature of waves and the physics of hearing and vision
  • Electricity and magnetism, electromagnetic waves and telecommunication
  • Relativity, quantum physics, nuclear energy and semiconductor
  • Developments and outlook of contemporary physics
 
Remarks
  • This course is for students with no physics background
  • Exclusion: A passing grade in HKCEE Physics; Level 3 or above in HKDSE 1/2x Physics or HIKDSE 1x Physics; any PHYS courses at 1100-level or above
  • Common Core Course

 

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