Course contents *
The course is divided into three parts
The first part deals with the environment and energy, energy systems and sustainable development. Global warming is an important example that will also serve as an introduction for methods on how to approach an environmental problem as well as the engineer’s role to handle and find solutions to an environmental problem.
The second part deals with: Chemical reactions and reaction formulas. Representation of chemical compounds with names, formulas and models. Atomic structure, periodic table, electron configuration, orbitals, models of chemical bonding, Lewis structures and VSEPR model. Chemical reactivity, kinetics, and equilibrium. Stoichiometry. Thermo- chemistry. Application examples. Laboratory safety and chemical hazards. Communicating chemistry.
The third part concerns: Fundamentals of electric and magnetic fields, Models of atoms, Band model for solids, Radiation especially heat radiation, Light sources, Laser, Laser metrology, Spectroscopy
The course includes an academic introduction that includes group dynamics, how to search for scientific information and how to write a scientific report.