NAME OF COURSE/MODULE: WAVES AND VIBRATIONS
COURSE CODE: SFS 1043
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: DR AHMAD NAZRUL ROSLI
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: This subject sets the fundamental concept of wave and vibrations.
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: SEM 2/ 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

 

5

P

 

9

O

 

80

L + T + P + O = 122 HOURS
CREDIT VALUE: 3
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): None
OBJECTIVES: Acquire knowledge about a variety of physical phenomena, including periodic motion, including free and forced oscillations, coupled oscillators, normal modes, and waves in one and higher dimensions
LEARNING OUTCOMES:

 

Upon successful completion of this course students should have the ability to:

  1. Explain the essential concepts, principles and theories of wave and vibrations. (LO1 –C2)
  2. Demonstrate, respond and present the finding from the practical given (LO2 – P3, CS3, TS3)
  3. Related the real phenomena of wave and vibrations with the theory. (LO2 – C3, CTPS3, A3)
TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: Students should be understood the concept of wave and vibrations through a process of lectures, assignment and tutorial.
TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY:

 

Teaching-learning strategy:

·         The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, assignments, group work, using authentic materials, informal activities and various textbooks.

Assessment strategy:

·         Formative

·         Summative

SYNOPSIS:

 

This course introduces students to grounding of waves and vibrations. Students will be introduced to the concept of Simple Harmonic Motion and discuss about damping in vibration based on SHM, forced and coupled oscillations, normal modes and progressive waves. Students will also be introduced to Fourier methods and analysis.
MODE OF DELIVERY: Lecture, Group Work, Tutorial
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (60%)
Category Percentage
Quiz

Mid Term Test

Lab Report

Experiment Technique

10 %

25 %

10 %

15 %

B. Final Examination (40%)
Examination 40 % Structured and essay type questions
MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE 1.    Pain, H.J. (2005). The Physics of Vibrations and Waves. 6th Edition. Wiley. England.
2.    French, AP (1971). Vibrations and Waves. MIT Introductory Physics Series. W. W. Company. New York.
ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE 1.     Pippard AN (2007). The Physics of Vibration. Omnibus Edition. Cambridge University Press. UK.
2.     Halliday and Resnick (2008). Fundamentals of Physics (Extended). John Wiley and Sons.
3.     Ian G. Main (1993). Vibrations and Waves in Physics. 3rd Edition. Cambridge University Press