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PHYS6044 - Heat and Light

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Title:Heat and Light
Long Title:Heat and Light
Module Code:PHYS6044
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Physics
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2012/13 ( September 2012 )
Module Delivered in 9 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Brigid Lucey
Module Author:  
Module Description: This module introduces the learner to the fundamental principles and applications of heat and optics.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe and explain the properties of heat and temperature.
LO2 Describe the properties and applications of light in terms of geometrical optics and wave theory.
LO3 Interpret and solve numerical problems.
LO4 Record and analyse experimental data.
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.
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
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction
Introduction to units, scientific notation and key definitions.
Heat
Heat and temperature. Thermometry. Pressure. Conduction, convection and radiation.
Light
Relection and refraction. Image formation. Optical instruments. Light as a wave: the electromagnetic spectrum, interference and diffraction.
Laboratory practicals
Record and analyse data from a number of relevant experiments.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions Theory Assessment 1,2,3 30.0 Week 7
Short Answer Questions Theory Assessment 1,2,3 30.0 Sem End
Practical/Skills Evaluation Laboratory Practicals including reports 3,4 40.0 Every Week
No End of Module Formal Examination
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 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Physics laboratory 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Study lecture material 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of module content 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Physics laboratory 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Directed study of module content 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Study of module content 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 8.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Edwin Jones, Richard Childers 2001, Contemporary college physics, Third Ed. Ed., McGraw Hill Boston [ISBN: 0-07-118236-5]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • John D. Cutnell & Kenneth W. Johnson 2007, Physics, 7th Ed. Ed., Wiley Hoboken, NJ [ISBN: 978-0471-66315-7]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

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CR_SBIBI_7 Bachelor of Science in Applied Biosciences and Biotechnology 2 Mandatory
CR_SFSTE_7 Bachelor of Science in Food and Health Science 2 Mandatory
CR_SCEBS_8 Common Entry Biological Sciences 2 Mandatory
CR_SBIOS_6 Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Biosciences 2 Mandatory

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