NAME OF COURSE/MODULE:  MODERN PHYSICS  
COURSE CODE:  SFG1013  
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF:  ASSOC PROF DR AZWANI SOFIA AHMAD KHIAR  
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME:  This subject sets the foundation (mainly mathematical) for the upperlevel courses. Many of the concepts introduced in this course will be encountered again (& expanded upon) in later courses in Quantum Mechanics, Electricity & Magnetism, Classical Mechanics, Optics etc.  
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED:  SEM 1/ / YEAR 1  
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT)  FACE TO FACE  TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING  
L = Lecture T = Tutorial P = Practical O= Others 
L
28 
T
0 
P
15 
O
77 
L + T + P + O = 120 HOURS 

CREDIT VALUE:  3  
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY):  None  
OBJECTIVES:  1. To provide an introduction to the principles and mathematical implementation of two revolutionary developments of the 20th Century – Relativity and Quantum Mechanics.
2. To provide students an introduction to these fundamental concepts, and a thorough grounding in the mathematical techniques, required in future courses. 

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Upon successful completion of this course students should have the ability to:
1. Apply the concept and principles of elementary quantum physics to solve related quantitative problems (C3 – LO1) 2. Observe, perform and evaluate results of laboratory investigation as well as write meaningful reports to communicate quantitative information of experiments related to elementary quantum physics (P3 – LO2) 

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS:  Students should be able to develop problem solving skills through a process of lectures and tutorials.  
TEACHINGLEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY:  Teachinglearning strategy:
Assessment strategy:


SYNOPSIS:  This course introduces students to some fundamental topics in modern physics such as relativity, atomic physics, quantum mechanics and nuclear physics. It will provide a simple and clear explanation of physical concepts and principles of these topics through a broad range of examples using either quantitative or qualitative approach.  
MODE OF DELIVERY:  Lecture, Lab Practical, Group Work, Online assignment etc  
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:  
A. Continuous Assessment (60%)  
Category  Percentage  
· Quiz/Tutorial/Assignment
· MidTerm Test · Lab Assessment and reports 
10 % 20% 30% 

B. Final Examination (40%)  
Examination  40 %  · Structured and essay type questions  
MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE  1. Harris, R. (2007). Modern Physics. 2^{nd} Edition. Pearson Addition Wesley.
2. Beiser, A. (2003). Concepts of Modern Physics. 6^{th} Edition. Mcgraw Hill. 3. Taylor, J., et al. (2004). Modern Physics for Scientist and Engineers. 3^{rd} Edition. Benjamin Cummings. 4. Young, D., et al. (2004). Sears and Zemansky University Physics with Modern Physics. 11^{th} Edition. Pearson Addison Wesley. 5. Krane, K. (1996). Modern Physics. 2^{nd} Edition. John Wiley and Sons, Inc. 

ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE  NIL 