# Course Title: Examine concepts in physics

## Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2018

Course Code: PHYS5002

Course Title: Examine concepts in physics

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3399 - Certificate III in Science

Course Contact: Namrita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4837

Course Contact Email: namrita.kaul@rmit.edu.au

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Mila Keightley

ludmila.keightley@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to examine the major concepts in physics such as motion, magnetism and sound and their basic application.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

 National Element Code & Title: VU22070 Examine concepts in physics Element: 1. Describe and determine basic quantities in the measurement of straight line motion Performance Criteria: 1.1 Explain key terminology relevant to the description of straight line motion  1.2 Make measurements of displacement and time from observations of straight line motion 1.3 Make determinations of velocity and acceleration from straight line motion data 1.4 Plot displacement and velocity graphs from straight line motion data 1.5 Make descriptions of motion from displacement and velocity graphs Element: 2. Explain the basic concepts in Newton's laws of motion Performance Criteria: 2.1 Explain key terminology relevant to the laws of motion   2.2 Describe the effect on the movement of a body in the absence of a net force  2.3 Explain the relationships between the net force, acceleration and mass  2.4 Explain the relationship between gravity, mass and weight 2.5 Explain observable phenomena that illustrate the motion of an object consistent with Newton’s first and second laws              2.6 Explain observable phenomena that illustrate reactive forces consistent with Newton’s third law Element: 3. Explain the basic concepts in magnetism Performance Criteria: 3.1 Describe magnetic forces in relation to the north and south poles of a compass  3.2 Explain the difference between a magnetised and non-magnetised piece of iron 3.3 Explain the production of magnetic fields by an electric current 3.4 Describe the construction of an electromagnet  3.5 Describe factors that affect the strength of a magnetic force  3.6 Identify the use of magnets in day to day life Element: 4. Explain the properties and behaviour of sound Performance Criteria: 4.1 Explain the movement of sound through various mediums. 4.2 Explain the representation of sound by the use of a wave  4.3 Explain the meaning of intensity, its representation and measurement 4.4 Explain the meaning of frequency, its representation and measurement  4.5 Explain the meaning of velocity, its representation and measurement

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include:
face to face teaching,
Laboratory experiments
assignments
quizzes

Teaching Schedule

 Weekly Schedule PHYS5002  VU22070  Examine Concepts in Physics 2018 Semester 1 Wk Week beginning Topics Assessments 1 5 Feb Introduction Review of basic mathematical and physical concepts 2 12 Feb Review of basic mathematical and physical concepts Light 3 19 Feb Revision Quiz 1 4 26 Feb Electromagnetic Spectrum Dispersion Polarisation Interference Lab 1 5 5 March Properties and behaviour of sound and light Movement of sound through various mediums Representation of sound by the use of a wave Intensity, frequency & velocity- representation and measurement 6 12 March Straight line motion 7 19 March Basic concepts in Newton’s laws of motion Lab 2 8a 26 March Mid Semester Break 8b 2 April Revision Quiz 2 9 9 April More concepts in Newton's laws of motion 10 16 April Lab 3 Lab 3 11 23 April Newton’s first and second laws 12 30 April Ohm’s Law Electricity Voltage Current Resistance 13 7 May Magnetism & magnetic forces 14 14 May Lab 4 Lab 4 15 21 May Laboratory Reports 16 28 May Revision 17 4 June Final Test Final Test

Overview of Assessments

 Assessment Task Weighting % Due Assessment 1 – Quiz 1 25% Week 3 23.02.18 Assessment 2 – Quiz 2 25% Week 9 06.04.18 Assessment 3 - Laboratory Reports 25% Week 15 25.05.18 Assessment 4 – EOY Assessment 25% Week 17 TBC

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

References

Other Resources

There are no prescribed texts for this course. Materials will be provided via the online learning management system, Canvas.

You will need a computer, some basic software, e.g.: Microsoft Word  and an internet connection. You also will receive some of your learning materials in hard copy but you will still use CANVAS for most of your course.

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Overview of Assessment

Assessment may include the following:
written tests, worksheets, practical reports and assignments

 Assessment task Due date Value Quiz 1 Week 3 23.02.18 25% Quiz 2 Week 9 06.04.18 25% Laboratory reports Week 15 25.05.18 25% Final Test week 17 TBC 25%

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Assessment information:

This course is graded in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also utilise graded assessment
CHD Competent with High Distinction (80 – 100%)
CDI Competent with Distinction (70 – 79%)
CC Competent with Credit (60 – 69%)
CAG Competency Achieved (50 – 59%)
NYC Not Yet Competent- graded (0 – 49%)
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment

• To pass the course you need to pass, on average, each type of assessment (exams, pracs, and assignments etc.) For example, if there are two exams you need to have an average of 50% to pass and you also need to have passed the other assessment types. You can’t make up marks from one type of assessment to another (e.g. pass the exams but fail the prac component).

• Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension (see below) will not be corrected.

• APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR SUBMISSION OF ASSESSABLE WORK - A student may apply for an extension of up to 7 days from the original due date. They must lodge the application form (available online http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension) at least 24 hours before the due date. The application form should be emailed to the program Coordinator (namrita.kaul@rmit.edu.au). Students requiring longer extensions must apply for SPECIAL CONSIDERATION.

• For missed assessments such as exams- you (& your doctor if you are sick) must fill out a special consideration form. This form must be lodged online with supporting evidence prior to, or within, 48 hours of the scheduled time of examination http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration

• A minimum of 80% attendance at practical classes is required to pass this course. If you are sick you should submit a medical certificate to 6th floor office addressed to the Program Coordinator. If you miss a practical class that is a prac report write up you need to provide a medical certificate (or other evidence) and arrange an alternative report with your teacher

Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data and oral presentation. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited. It also occurs through enabling plagiarism, which is the act of assisting or allowing another person to plagiarise or to copy your own work. Please make sure you consider this carefully in completing all your work and assessments in this course and if you are unsure about whether you might have plagiarised, seek help from your teacher.

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