Physics II

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering
Department(s): All faculty
Course: Physics II
Weekly hours: Theory: 2 Exercises: 2
ECTS Credits: 6
Semester: Spring

Lecture Schedules:

Lecturer: Dr. Hiqmet Kamberaj
Room Number:
Phone Number of the lecturer: +389 (0)23174010 (ext. 123)
E-mail address of the lecturer: moc.kooltuo|jarebmakh#moc.kooltuo|jarebmakh

Course Objectives:

In this course, we aim to familiarize students with the principles of modern physics which are applicable in industry and technical equipment, such as optical equipment and ultrasound equipment. The student will be able to describe wave motion, superposition of waves, wave reflection and transmission, explain the traveling and standing waves, wave velocity, energy; describe straight-line-motion behavior of light through ray optics using reflection and refraction in mirror lenses; understand the use of mirror and lenses in optical instruments such as telescopes, cameras and human eye; solving simple problems involving flat and spherical mirrors and ray-optics instruments.

Learning Outcomes:

Skill outcomes Necessary ( + ) Not Necessary ( –)
Written communication skills +
Oral communication skills +
Computer skills +
Working in laboratory +
Working team +
Preparing projects +
Knowledge of foreign language +
Scientific and professional literature analysis +
Problem solving skills +
Management skills +
Presentation skills +

Course Textbooks:

  1. H. Kamberaj, Optics in Physics, International Balkan University, 2023/2024.
  2. Fundamentals of Physics, Halliday, Resnick and Walker, 8th edition.
Teaching methods Ideal %
Teaching ex-cathedra (teacher as the figure of authority, standing in front of the class and lecturing) 5
Teaching cathedra (preparing solved exercises/problems, explaining lectures/slides materials, preparing solved laboratory problems, writing textbook) 70
Interactive teaching (ask questions in class, assign and check homework, or hold class or group discussions) 10
Mentor teaching (consultant-teacher who has supervisory responsibility and supervising the students) -
Laboratory work -
Seminar work -
Field Work (enables students to examine the theories and the practical experiences of a particular discipline interact) -
Semester project -
Case Study (An in-depth exploration of a particular context) -
Students Team work (in-class quizzes) 15


  • Students are obliged to attend at least 72 % out of 12 weeks of lectures, exercises, and other activities.
  • The teaching staff should monitor and submit Course Attendance Report to the Student Affairs Office at the end of 14th week of each semester.
  • The attendance rule for failed overlapping courses is 36 % out of 12 weeks of lectures, exercises, and other activities.
  • The attendance rule for the course from the upper semester is 57% out of 12 weeks of lectures, exercises, and other activities.
  • Students are not obliged to attend the course if the course is double repeated. However, they need to register the course.

Exams (Mid-Term Exam, Final Exam, Make-up Exam):

There are two exams, the Mid-Term and Final Exam, at the middle and at the end of the semester, respectively. The students, who do not earn minimum 50 credit points from the Mid-Term, Final Exam including Homework Assignments, have to take the Make-Up Exam, which counts only for Final Exam credit points. The terms of the exams are defined by the Academic Calendar announced on the University web site.

Passing Score:

The maximum number of credit points is collected during the semester, as follows: Mid-term Exam = 40 Credit Points (minimum requirement is 10CPs - midterm + activity - to enter Final Exam), Final Exam (minimum requirement is 25 % to pass) = 40 Credit Points. Homeworks, quizzes, specific assignments, and term papers = 20 Credit Points. Total=100.

Weekly Study Plan

Weeks Topics
1 Introduction to the philosophy of this course. Mechanical Waves.
2 Sound waves.
3 Standing waves. Resonance.
4 Reflection and refraction laws and Mirrors.
5 Refraction images.
6 Mid term review.
- Mid Term Exam Week
7 Lenses.
8 Interference of Light Waves - Double-slit experiment.
9 Interference of Light Waves - Thin films.
10 Diffraction - Single- and two-slit diffraction patterns.
11 Diffraction grating.
12 Final exam review.
- Final exam week.

Student workload:

For calculating the Total Student Work Load we multiply the course ECTS credits with standard figure 30. (ECTS Credit: 6) x 30 = 180 hours.

Activities Hours
Lecture hours for 12 weeks: 24
Laboratory and class exercises for 12 weeks: 24
Student Mentoring for 12 weeks: -
Consultations for 12 weeks: 12
Exam preparations and exam hours (Midterm, final, Makeups): 30
Individual reading work for 12 weeks (Reading assignments/expectations for reading and comprehension is 5 pages per hour. Example: If a book 300 pages, total Individual reading work for 12 weeks 300:5 = 60 hours. 60
Homework and work practice for 12 weeks: 30
Preparation of diploma work, for 12 weeks: -
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