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University of the Witwatersrand
Physics IIE (Engineering) : PHYS284 - 2006
Course Co-ordinator : Dr SH Connell

Wits Campus, Empire Road, Johannesburg Telephone : (011) 717-6848
PO WITS Direct : (011) 717-6840
South Africa Fax : (011) 717-6879
2050 e-mail : connell@src.wits.ac.za

Lectures :
Mondays periods 3,4 and Fridays periods 1,23 in the Physics Building P114.
Tutorial period :
Tuesdays period 5 in SH 312X
Laboratory :
  1. Set Laboratories : Four praticals, Wednesdays periods 6-9.
    (Performed during weeks 2-9 of the course)
    1. Statistics.
    2. X-ray Structure determination.
    3. e/m ratio of the electron.
    4. The Hall effect.
  2. Construct a Laser, Wednesdays periods 6-9.
    (Performed during weeks 10-14 of the course)

Notes :
The notes provided below must be supplemented by your own notes taken during the lectures, study of the text books and proficiency with the tutorial problems.
Required Reading(*) :

A Beiser$^*$ Concepts of Modern Physics

Chap's 1,5-7,9,10
R Serway and
R Beichner
Physics for scientists and

engineers (with modern physics)

as appropriate
L Solymar and
D Walsh
Lectures on the electrical properties of materials  



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