Enrolled: 133 students
Lectures: 65
Level: Beginner

Engineering Physics – Advanced Topics is an undergraduate-level course that builds upon the foundational principles of physics covered in introductory courses. This course delves into advanced topics at the intersection of physics and engineering, providing students with a deeper understanding of specialized areas crucial to various engineering disciplines. Through a combination of theoretical analysis, laboratory investigations, and practical applications, students will explore the intricate concepts related to crystal structure, quantum physics, semiconductors, superconductors, engineering materials, and interference phenomena.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course, students will:

  1. Gain an in-depth understanding of crystal structure and its impact on the properties of engineering materials.
  2. Develop a comprehensive knowledge of quantum physics, including wave-particle duality, quantum states, and quantum mechanical models.
  3. Explore the principles of semiconductors, including band theory, doping, and the application of semiconductors in electronic devices.
  4. Investigate the unique properties of superconductors and supercapacitors, along with their applications in electrical engineering.
  5. Examine different engineering materials, their properties, and their applications in various engineering disciplines.
  6. Analyze interference phenomena, including the behavior of waves, interference patterns, and their applications in engineering systems.

Course Topics:

  • Crystal Structure:
    • Lattice structures and unit cells
    • Crystal systems and Bravais lattices
    • Crystal defects and their effects on material properties
    • Crystallography and X-ray diffraction techniques
  • Quantum Physics:
    • Wave-particle duality and the uncertainty principle
    • Quantum states and wavefunctions
    • Schrödinger’s equation and quantum mechanical models
    • Quantum tunneling and quantum entanglement
  • Semiconductors:
    • Band theory and energy bands in solids
    • Intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors
    • Doping and carrier concentration
    • Semiconductor devices: diodes, transistors, and integrated circuits
  • Superconductors and Supercapacitors:
    • Meissner effect and zero electrical resistance
    • Type I and Type II superconductors
    • Superconducting materials and critical temperatures
    • Applications of superconductors and supercapacitors in engineering
  • Engineering Materials and Applications:
    • Properties of engineering materials: metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites
    • Material selection criteria for engineering applications
    • Mechanical behavior and material testing techniques
    • Applications of engineering materials in various fields
  • Interference:
    • Wave behavior and superposition principle
    • Interference of light waves: double-slit experiments, thin films
    • Interference in engineering applications: interferometers, anti-reflective coatings

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