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PHYS6003 - Engineering Physics 1

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Title:Engineering Physics 1
Long Title:Engineering Physics 1
Module Code:PHYS6003
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Physics
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 7 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Donagh OMahony
Module Author: MARTIN WOODS
Module Description: This is an introductory Physics module relevant to all level 8 Engineering courses. The module comprises Geometric Optics, Atomic and Nuclear Physics, Electromagnetism and Thermal Physics.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Explain the Laws of Geometric Optics, Atomic and Nuclear Physics, Electromagnetism and Thermal Physics.
LO2 solve complex numerical problems and some derivations in Geometric Optics, Atomic and Nuclear Physics, Electromagnetism and Thermal Physics.
LO3 describe in detail the operation and application of specified instruments used for physical measurement.
LO4 perform Physics experiments with minimal guidance and instruction.
LO5 collate, analyse and formulate an experimental report with detailed error analysis and conclusions.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
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Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Geometric Optics
Mirrors, lenses and prisms: reflection, refraction, image formation; simple optical systems.
Atomic & Nuclear Physics
Structure of the atom; quantum numbers, shells, neutral atom, ion, atomic mass unit, mass number atomic number, isotopes; absorption and emission of radiation, photoelectric effect; nuclear instability: emission of alpha, beta and gamma radiation, radioactive decay law.
Electromagnetism
Resistivity; Ohm's law; addition of resistors in series and parallel; heating effect of current: electrical energy and power; magnetic field: flux and flux density; induction: Lenz's Law, Faraday's Law, transformer, dynamo, d.c. motors.
Thermal Physics
Heat and temperature, temperature scales, thermometers; heat transfer: thermal conduction , convection, radiation and Stefan's Law; thermal expansion; heat capacity and latent heat.
Laboratory Programme
Experiments in the areas of Geometric Optics, Atomic and Nuclear Physics, Electromagnetism and Thermal Physics.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Laboratory worksheets and reports. 4,5 30.0 Every Week
Short Answer Questions Theory Assessment 1,2,3 20.0 Week 7
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3 50.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of module content. 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Physics laboratory experiments 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study of module material 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Additional Material 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 10.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Physics Course Material 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Laboratory Experiment 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Additional Course Material and problems 4.0 Every Month 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Additional Material 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 10.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Douglas C. Giancoli 2015, Physics: Principles with Applications Global Edition, 7th Ed., 33, Pearson [ISBN: 1292057122]
  • R A Serway and J Jewett 2015, Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics, 1 Ed., 46, CENGAGE [ISBN: 1305266293]
  • John D Cutnell and Kenneth W Johnson 2012, Introduction to Physics, 9 Ed., 32, John Wiley and Sons [ISBN: 1118092439]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Paul G Hewitt 2014, Conceptual Physics, 9 Ed., 36, Pearson [ISBN: 1292057132]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_EBIOM_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Biomedical Engineering 1 Mandatory
CR_ECPEN_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Chemical and Biopharmaceutical Engineering 1 Mandatory
CR_EMECH_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering 1 Mandatory
CR_CSTRU_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Structural Engineering 1 Mandatory
CR_EOMNI_8 Engineering Common Entry (Level 8) 1 Mandatory
CR_CCEEE_9 Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering (Environment and Energy) 1 Mandatory
CR_CSTEN_9 Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering 1 Mandatory

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