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Syllabus of the course: English III


In this web page we provide the syllabus of the course English III, offered by the Department of Physics.
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CodeΦ-013
TypeC
ECTS4
Hours3
SemesterWinter
Instructor-
ProgramTuesday, 11:00-13:00,Room 1
Thursday, 11:00-12:00, Room 1
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Goal of the courseThe course is designed to familiarize second year students with texts and terminology pertaining to various fields of Physics. It aims to practice all four skills (reading, speaking, listening, writing) as it is an intergrated-skills course. The selected texts are taken from coursebooks of Physics but mainly from articles of scientific journals. In addition, the course attempts to engage students into reading articles from scientific journals and do a written assignment.
SyllabusAreas of study include Newton’s laws of motion, Gravity and Quantum Mechanics, Astrophysics, Cosmology, Transfer of Heat, Heat Conductivity, Nuclear energy, The Anthropic Cosmological Principle, Climate – The Greenhouse Effect, Global Warming, Natural and Synthesis gas.
BibliographyHobson, “PHYSICS, Concepts and connections”, Prentice Hall (2003)
Usage of articles from various physics journals ( Scientific American - Physics World - Physics Today - American Journal of Physics - Science magazine)

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