Syllabus 
Greek alphabet 
Synopsis 
The SI Unit System 
Lecture 1
• Electric Charge, Current and Potential Difference
• Microscopic picture of current in a wire
• Conductors, Conductance and Conductivity
• Resistors, Resistance and Resistivity
• Conductors, Insulators and Semiconductors
• Temperature coefficient of resistivity
• Heating effect of current 
Current,Potential and Resistance 
Lecture 2
• Circuit Elements and Electric Circuits
• Electromotive force
• Resistors connected in series
• Resistors connected in parallel
• Series/parallel substitution of resistors in circuits
• Internal Resistance of an electric cell
• Maximum power transfer theorem 
Circuits 
Lecture 3
• Simple circuits are reduced to a single equivalent resistor by series and parallel substitution,
• Kirchhoff's rules for finding currents and potential differences in networks are demonstrated 
Networks 
Lecture 4
• the capacitance of two conducting surfaces
• the effect of dielectrics (insulators) between the capacitor plates
• the series and parallel combination of capacitors
• the energy stored in a capacitor 
Capacitors 
Lecture 5
• Skin Resistance
• Hazardous currents
• The Australian Electrical Supply
• The Cleaning Lady and the Dog (A cautionary tale)
• Circuit Breakers and Fuses
• Switches
• Competent Persons
• Domestic Sockets and Plugs 
Electrical Safety 
Lecture 6
•Negative Potential Energy
•Potential Energy and Force
•The LenardJones Potential Energy Function
•Equilibrium Separation
•Maximum Binding Energy
•The Electron Volt

Interatomic Potential Function 
Lecture 7
• The Classification of Chemical Bonds
• The Periodic Table with Electron Configurations
• Ionic Bonds
• Covalent Bonds
• Metallic Bonds
• Electric Dipoles
• Hydrogen Bonds
•Van der Waals Bonds 
Chemical Bonds 
Lecture 8
• Crystal Structures
• Body Centred Cubic Unit Cell
• Face Centred Cubic Unit Cell
• Hexagonal Close Packed Unit Cell
• Diamond structure Unit Cell
• Simple Cubic structure
• Packing Density in the Unit Cell (FCC and BCC)
• Ionic, Covalent and Metallic Crystals
• Intermediate Bond types
• Amorphous Solids
• Polymers 
Microstructures 
Lecture 9
• Point defects (Vacancies, Interstitials, Impurities),
• Line defects (Edge and Screw Dislocations),
• Planar defects (Grain, Tilt & Twin boundaries, Microcracks), and
• Volume defects (Voids). 
Microscopic defects 
Lecture 10
• Normal Stress, Shear Stress and Bulk Stress
• Normal Strain, Shear Strain and Bulk Strain
• Young's Modulus, Shear/Rigidity Modulus and Bulk Modulus
• Poisson's ratio
• Young’s Modulus and the Atomic Spring Constant 
Elasticity 
Lecture 11
• Brittle solids and the critical distance for breaking a bond are introduced,
• the homogeneous separation & microcrack models of brittle failure,
• Plastic solids,
• the homogeneous shear & dislocation models of plastic failure are compared. 
Brittle and Plastic 
Lecture 12
• Solids, Fluids, Plastics & Plasmas
• Two techniques of calculation with fluids
• Four concepts of fluid flow
• Streamlines
• Equation of continuity
• Bernoulli's equation
• Fluid statics 
Fluids: Flowing and Static 
Lecture 13
• Archimedes' achievements & death
• Hiero's crown
• Archimedes' principle 
Archimedes 
Lecture 14
• Planar Laminar flow
• Laminar flow of a fluid in a tube
• Newton's law of Viscosity
• Viscosity at the Atomic Level
• Viscosity and Temperature
• Viscosity and Time
• Terminal Velocity
• Stokes' Law and Terminal Speeds
• Poiseuille's Law and Laminar flow in a tube
• Reynold's number and Turbulent flow 
Viscosity 
Poiseuille's equation 
Derivation 