Module Notes
Faculty Member (Members):
Undergraduate, 2nd Semester (1st Year, Spring)
Module Category: Compulsory Modules
Module Type: Background Courses
Teaching Language: English/Greek
Course Code: CHM_230
Credits: 4
ECTS Credits: 7
Teaching Type: Lectures (3h/W) Τutorial (1h/W) Project/Homework (1/Semester)
Module Availability on Erasmus Students: Yes
Course URL: E-Class (CMNG2165)
Module Details

Ability to apply basic sciences in engineering problems

Ability to apply experimental and computing methodology, data analysis and interpretation

Ability to formulate models and apply computing methodologies for solving engineering problems

First semester Single Variable Calculus

Electric charge: Electrons, units of charge, conductors – insulators, Coulomb's law

Electric field: Definition, calculation of electric field for point charge, thin ring, long charged line, and charged sheet.

Gauss's law: Dynamic field lines, Gauss's law and applications, electric field inside conductors

Electric potential energy: Gravitational potential energy and work, electric potential energy, electric potential, potential differences, voltage. Electric potential in 3-Dimensions

Capacitors: Capacity, flat capacitor, other geometries, dielectrics, capacitor energy

Electric current: Ohm's law, electrical resistance, resistivity, electric power, AC currents

Magnetism: Introduction, force on a moving charge, cross product, force on current-carrying conductors, torque on closed loops

Magnetic fields: Biot-Savart law, infinite current line, circular loop, force between straight conductors, Ampere's law, cylindrical conductors, coils and solenoids, magnetic permeability

Electromagnetic Induction: Magnetic flux, Faraday's law, Lentz's law, self-inductance, coil energy

Electric Circuits: Circuits with resistors, capacitors and inductors, DC circuits RC and RL, AC circuits RC, RL and RCL

Light: Dual nature of light, electromagnetic waves, energy of electromagnetic waves, speed of light, refractive index

Geometric Optics, law of reflection, flat and spherical mirrors, law of refraction, total reflection and critical angle, thin lenses

Wave Optics: Interference, Young’s double slit experiment, diffraction from single slit

Teaching Organization


Total Module Workload (ECTS Standards):

163 Hours

Written and/or oral examination

  • “Physics for scientists and engineers”, R.A. Serway, part IΙ and III
  • “Physics”, D. Halliday and R. Resnick”, part IΙ
  • University Physics, Young Hugh D., Volume B