[ 663MAPHPH2V18 ] VL Physics 2 for Biological Chemistry

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3 ECTS B1 - Bachelor's programme 1. year Physics Martin Kaltenbrunner 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Biological Chemistry 2021W
Objectives Introduction to the basic concepts of physics with emphasis on electromagnetism and wave optics
  1. Electric Charge; Coulomb's Law
  2. Electric Field and Electric Potential; Electric Field Lines, Electric Potential, Equipotential Surface and Equipotential Lines
  3. Electric Properties of Matter; The Atom, Metals, Metal Conductors in an Electric Field, The Parallel Plate Capacitor, Dielectrics, Polarization, Microscopic Polarization, Molecular Polarization, Macroscopic Polarization, Description of Dielectrics, Dielectric Permittivity, Dielectric Polarization, Dielectric Displacement,
  4. Static Currents and Magnetic Fields; Electromotive Force and Electric Currents, Electric Current Through Conductors, Resistance, Energy and Power, Current Circuits With Resistive Networks, Magnetism and Magnetic Field, Magnetic Force on a Current Carrying Conductors, Lorenz Force, Electromagnetic Induction, Lentz's Law, Magnetic Properties of Matter, Atoms in a Magnetic Field (Lamor Frequency), Paramagnetism, Diamagnetism, Ferromagnetism,
  5. Electromagnetic Waves; Harmonic Waves, Electromagnetic Waves in Vacuum, The Hertz Dipole Oscillator, Polarization, Interference and Diffraction,

Electromagnetic Wave-Matter Interaction, Reflection and Refraction, Energy Absorption, Dispersion, Mechanisms of Polarization, Polarization by Reflection, Polarization by Absorption,

Criteria for evaluation 2 written tests
Language English
Changing subject? No
Further information A good knowledge of basic calculus and vector algebra is required.
Corresponding lecture BCBPMVOPHY2: VO Physics for Biological Chemistry 2 (3,2 ECTS) or 290MAFSPHCV18: VL Physics for Chemistry (3 ECTS)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Direct assignment