Properties of Matter

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Course Code: 
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Course Description & Objectives: 

This course introduces properties of solids, liquids and gases. It deals with forces and energy between atoms and between molecules, and with mechanical and thermal properties.  

Learning Outcomes: 

At the end of the course the student should be able to:

  • Distinguish between the different forces that hold atoms together.
  • Explain capillarity.
  • Explain the applications of the elastic properties of solids.
  • Explain thermal expansion of a solid in terms of interatomic forces
  • Describe diffusion through a gas in molecular terms.
  • Explain thermal conduction in matter.


Properties of Matter
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