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PHYS6021 - Applied Physics

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Title:Applied Physics
Long Title:Applied Physics
Module Code:PHYS6021
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Physics
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2011/12 ( September 2011 )
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Donagh OMahony
Module Author: CATHERINE FREHILL
Module Description: Topics in advanced mechanics, electromagnetism, thermodynamics and fluids are presented in this module.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe and apply the principles of rotational mechanics and simple harmonic motion.
LO2 Describe and analyse fundamental concepts in electromagnetism.
LO3 Apply the laws of thermodynamics to analyse and solve problems.
LO4 Explain the physical principles of fluids.
LO5 Measure, record and evaluate physical measurements of: mechanical, thermodynamic, fluid, and electromagnetic properties.
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).
4408 PHYS6012 Physics
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.
No incompatible modules listed
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.

No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Mechanics
Review angular mechanics. Simple harmonic motion. Applications of simple harmonic motion. Universal Law of Gravitation.
Electromagnetism
Ampere's law. Magnetic forces on moving charges. Reactance. Magnetic properties of materials. Applications.
Electrostatics
The electric field. Gauss's law. Capacitors and dielectrics. Dipoles. Hazards. Applications.
Thermodynamics
Ideal gas law. Laws of thermodynamics. Concept of reversible/irreversible work, heat transfer and adiabatic processes.
Fluid Properties
Definition of a fluid. Equation of continuity and applications. Bernouilli equation. Viscosity, fluid flow, surface tension, compressibility.
Laboratory Programme
Experiments in the measurement of viscosity, fluid properties, thermodynamic properties and electrostatics.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions Written Assessment 1,2,3 15.0 Week 8
Practical/Skills Evaluation Lab reports / Worksheets 1,2,3,4,5 25.0 Every Week
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 60.0 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 No Description 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab No Description 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning No Description 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab No Description 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning No Description 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
 

Module Resources

Supplementary Book Resources
  • Randall D. Knight 2008, Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach, 2nd Ed., Addison-Wesley (Pearson) [ISBN: 13-9780321513335]
  • Michael Mansfield / Colm O'Sullivan 2007, Understanding Physics, 1st Ed., Wiley-Praxis [ISBN: 0-470-06529-X]
  • James S. Walker 2009, Physics with MasteringPhysics: International Edition, 4th Ed., Addison-Wesley (Pearson) [ISBN: 13-9781408230923]
  • Cengel & Turner 2005, Fundamentals of Thermal-Fluid Sciences, 2nd Ed., McGraw-Hill New York [ISBN: 13-9780072976755]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
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CR_SINEN_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Instrument Engineering 3 Mandatory
CR_SPHYS_7 Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics and Instrumentation 3 Mandatory
CR_SPHYS_6 Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Physics and Instrumentation 3 Mandatory

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