Course Code : | 1001FBDBMW |

Study domain: | Physics |

Academic year: | 2020-2021 |

Semester: | 1st semester |

Contact hours: | 90 |

Credits: | 9 |

Study load (hours): | 252 |

Contract restrictions: | Exam contract not possible |

Language of instruction: | Dutch |

Exam period: | exam in the 1st semester |

Lecturer(s) | Jan Sijbers |

At the start of this course the student should have acquired the following competences:

an active knowledge of

specific prerequisites for this course

- competences corresponding the final attainment level of secondary school

an active knowledge of

- Dutch

- English

- general knowledge of the use of a PC and the Internet

specific prerequisites for this course

During high school, the students should have been given mathematics for 6h/w and physics 2h/w. Furthermore it is a prerequisite that the student is enthousiastic and has a positive attitude regarding science courses.

- The main objective of Physics is to train the student in comprehensive knowledge gaining regarding the mechanisms and scientific patterns that are the basis of physical phenomena and which are at the basis of physiology, biomechanics, chemistry, etc.
- students learn how to critically analyse scientific problems;
- students learn to be able to independently conduct simple experiments and to deal with imperfections of the curent techniques (i.e., perform appropriate statistical analysis of experimental results);
- students learn how to generate a scientific report.

The course consists of two parts:

- introduction into mathematical methods (derivatives, integrals, differential equations, vector calculus, series)
- basic principles of physics

Medical physics deals with: mechanics,elasticity, vibrations, electrostatics, hydrostatics, heat transport and radiation, molecular dynamics, diffusion and osmosis, and Thermodynamics and entropy.

The course has an international dimension.

Class contact teachingLectures Practice sessions Laboratory sessions

Personal workExercises Assignments Individually Assignments In group

**5.3 Facilities for working students ***

Classroom activities

Directed self-study (possibly with response lecture)

Personal work

Classroom activities

- Lectures: recording available via video link on Blackboard
- Exercise sessions: free to choose the group division
- Seminars/tutorials: alternative assignment possible
- Practica: free to choose the group division

Directed self-study (possibly with response lecture)

- Blended learning with limited amount of classroom activities in the evening

ExaminationWritten examination without oral presentation Written exam: electronic Closed book Multiple-choice Open-question Practical examination

Continuous assessmentExercises Process Evaluation (Interim) tests Participation in classroom activities

Self-directed assessmentSelf-assessment

Continuous assessment

Self-directed assessment

- Course text + labo handouts
- A simple scientific calculator with elementary statistical functions is required

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- Tipler P.: Physics. John Wiley, N-Y.

- Walker JS.: Physics. Prentice-Hall, New Jersey.

- Ohanian H.: Physics. Norton & Comp., N-Y.

- D.Knight R.: Physics for Scientists and Engineers. Pierson, Addison Wesley, N-Y.

Prof. Dr. J. Sijbers

Universiteit Antwerpen, Drie Eiken Campus

Universiteitsplein 1, Lokaal N.1.13, B-2610 Antwerpen

Tel: 03/265.89.11

Email: jan.sijbers@uantwerpen.be

WWW: http://visielab.uantwerpen.be/people/jan-sijbers