SENG 111: General Physics


Objective: The main purpose of the course is to give students a foundation on how physical phenomena from nature (real life) are modelled (into mathematics) for engineering applications.

Description: The course introduces students to theories of vibrations and waves, electricity and magnetism and modern physics. The course provides students with a foundation on how to model real-life scenario for engineering designs. For vibrations and waves, the focus is on generation and propagation. For electricity and magnetism, the course concentrates on the relationship between electric fields and magnetic flux and discusses some of its applications including; cranes for lifting huge loads in industries and magnetic levitation for fast-moving trains in transportation. Finally, for modern physics, much attention is paid to quantum theories because of the breakthrough in electronics.