PHYS06007 2019 PHYSICS 1

General Details

Full Title
PHYSICS 1
Transcript Title
PHYSICS 1
Code
PHYS06007
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
PHYS - Physics
Department
LIFE - Life Sciences
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Richard Sherlock
Programme Membership
SG_SFORE_G07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Forensic Invest & Analys(Emb) SG_SPHAR_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science SG_SHUMA_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Human Nutrition SG_SHUMA_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition SG_SPHAR_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Science SG_SBIOM_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science SG_SMEDI_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Medical Biotechnology SG_SSCIE_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science SG_SFORE_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Forensic Science and Analysis SG_SFORE_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Forensic Investigation and Analysis SG_SSCIE_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science SG_SSCIE_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Science SG_SANAL_G06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Analytical Science
Description

This is an introductory Physics course relevant to all fields of Science. The principal topics include mechanics, materials and heat and consist of lab investigations in these areas.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Explain physical laws and definitions of Mechanics, Materials, and Heat..

2.

Solve numerical problems in Mechanics, Materials and Heat.

3.

Describe the physical laws and concepts underlying specified example applications.

4.

Describe the operation of specified instruments for performing physical measurements.

5.

Perform Physics experiments in accordance with supplied instructions.

6.

Report the performance of a Physics experiment in a prescribed manner, presenting results, processing and interpreting data, and deducing informed conclusions.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered full-time in a face-to-face classroom environment. Theory wil be taught in a lecture setting 3 hrs per week. Laboratory teaching will take place every week in a single 2.5 hour session. Learners will augment face-to-face class time with independent learning.

Module Assessment Strategies

This module is 65% continuous assessment, 35% terminal exam.

Three summative on-line quizzes will be held at regular intervals during the module encourage engagement with the module, monitor progress and provide feedback.The assessments will consist of short quizzes involving a combination of multiple choice questions and short calculation questions.

Laboratory skills and report-writing ability will be assessed weekly as part of the practical work performed during the module.

An end of semester terminal written exam will be used to assess the learner's integrated understanding of the module.

Learners must reach an assigned gate of 25% of the available marks in the end of semester terminal exam and achieve at least 40% overall to pass the module.

Learners must attend at least 75% of the available practical sessions to pass the module. 

Formative self-assessment exercises will be available to learners. The resources will be included at the end of each section of the module and will enable learners to gauge their progress.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat assessments will be of the same kind as any failed elements and can include any required combination of repeat final exam, repeat practical exam, and/or repeat quiz. Under certain circumstances the learner may be required to repeat attend the module.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Applied Mathematical Skills

  • Scientific notation & basic arithmetic using scientific notation
  • SI units, unit prefixes and unit conversions
  • Graphing data and calculating slopes
  • Errors & error estimation
  • Scalars & vectors

Mechanics

  • Kinemtics
  • Forces and Newton's Laws
  • Circular motion
  • Work and energy
  • Statics

Materials

  • States of matter
  • Elastcity in solids
  • Physics of fluids
  • Pressure

Heat

  • Heat and temperature
  • Thermal properties of solids
  • Phase changes
  • Heat transfer mechanisms
  • Introduction to thermodynmics and the Gas Laws

Laboratory practicals related to syllabus topics

  • Experiments in the areas of Mechanics, Materials, and Heat.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
65 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
35 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Multiple Choice & Calculated Short Question (Moodle Quiz) Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 5 % Week 5 1,2,3,4
2 Multiple Choice & Calculated Short Question (Moodle Quiz) Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 5 % Week 9 1,2,3,4
3 Multiple Choice & Calculated Short Question (Moodle Quiz) Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 5 % Week 13 1,2,3,4
4 Practical Evaluation Laboratory Report Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % OnGoing 5,6
5 Continuous Assessment Physics problems Formative UNKNOWN - % OnGoing 1,2,3,4

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 35 % End of Term 1,2,3,4
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Tiered Classroom Lecture 3 Weekly 3.00
Laboratory Practical Science Laboratory Laboratory Practical 2.5 Weekly 2.50
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 1.5 Weekly 1.50
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 5.50 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2015-06-12 Introduction to Physics John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 1118651529 ISBN-13 9781118651520
Recommended Reading
2019-05-06 Introduction to Biological Physics for the Health and Life Sciences Wiley
ISBN 9781118934500 ISBN-13 1118934504
Recommended Reading
2010-04-09 Investigating Physics Gill Education
ISBN 0717145883 ISBN-13 9780717145881

A dynamic, new, exam-focused approach to Leaving Certificate Physics

Recommended Reading
2014 Physics Plus
ISBN 1845366069 ISBN-13 9781845366063

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

See Booklist

Additional reading

O'Regan, Dan 2000, Real World Physics, 1st edition, Folens Dublin [ISBN: 1-84131-391-2]

Journal Resources

None

Other Resources

Scientific calculator

Additional Information

None