Module Overview

Physics 2

This module aims to provide a foundation in three key areas of Physics (optics, electricity, and modern physics). The module also aims to develop an appreciation for the scope of these areas of specialisation and an awareness of current developments in these fields. Upon successful completion of this module the student will also be able to apply their knowledge of physics to other scientific disciplines.

Module Code

PHYS H1002

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change


Charge and the forces, energies, and voltages associated with charges;Electrical currents and electrical circuits; Magnetic fields and forces;Electromagnetic induction;


Refraction and Refractive Index,Geometrical Optics – images, lens, and instruments such as the optical microscope;Physical Optics – interference, diffraction, the spectrometer, resolution, polarisation

Modern Physics - Atomic and Nuclear Physics

Quantised nature of Energy, The structure of the Hydrogen Atom; Emission, Continuous and Absorption Spectra.

Nuclear Physics

Make up of nucleus, nuclear notation. Types of radiation. Nuclear reactions. Nuclear fission. Binding energy and nuclear fusion. Units of radiation. Radiation dose calculations,

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)30
Formal Examination70