# Course Title: Examine concepts in physics

## Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2019

Course Code: PHYS5002

Course Title: Examine concepts in physics

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

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4386 - Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation

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

mila.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 motion1.3 Make determinations of velocity and acceleration from straight line motion data1.4 Plot displacement and velocity graphs from straight line motion data1.5 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 weight2.5 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 iron3.3 Explain the production of magnetic fields by an electric current3.4 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 measurement4.4 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

Semester 2

2019

Week

Week beginning

Topics

Assessments

1

8th July

Introduction

Review of basic mathematical and physical     concepts

Basic quantities in the measurement of   straight line motion

2

15th July

Key terminology relevant to the description

of straight line motion

Measurements of displacement and

time from observations of straight line

motion

Plot displacement and velocity graphs from

straight line motion data

3

22nd July

Make descriptions of motion from displacement and velocity graphs

Make determinations of velocity and acceleration from straight line motion data

Demo Straight Line motion

4

29th July

Explain the properties and behaviour of sound

 Explain the representation of sound by the use of a wave

5

5th August

Properties and behaviour of sound

Representation of sound by the use of a wave

Assessment 1 in class 8th August

2019

6

12th August

Practice Laboratory Report in class

Properties and behaviour of sound

Representation of sound by the use of a wave

Demo Prac ‘Sound’ and Practice Quiz Discussion

Certificate III C3399 SM19 15th August 2019

7

19th August

Explain the movement of sound through various mediums

 Explain the meaning of intensity, its representation and measurement   Explain the meaning of frequency, its representation and measurement

Demo Prac ‘Sound’ and

Certificate IV C4386 TS2A and TS2B 22nd August 2019

8

26th August

Intro Newton’s laws of motion

Assessment 1

Feedback and Results

2nd September

Mid Semester Break

9

9th September

Basic concepts in Newton’s laws of motion

Key terminology relevant to the laws of motion

10

16th September

Movement of a body in the absence of a net force

Relationships between the net force, acceleration and mass

Relationship between gravity, mass and weight

Friction and Application

Prac 1 in class: 19th September

2019

Certificate III C3399 SM19

Due Date: 26th September 2019

11

23rd September

Observable phenomena that illustrate the motion of an object consistent with Newton’s Laws of Motion

Friction and Application

Prac 1 in class: 26th September

2019

Certificate IV C4386 TS2A and TS2B

Due Date: 3rd October 2019

12

30th September

Basic concepts of magnetism

Magnetic forces in relation to the north and south poles of a compass

Difference between a magnetised and non-magnetised piece of iron

Production of magnetic fields by an electric current

13

7th October

Construction of an electromagnet

Factors that affect the strength of a magnetic force

Use of magnets in day to day life

Prac 2 in class: 10th October

2019

Certificate III C3399 SM19

Due Date: 17th October 2019

14

14th October

Electricity and Application

Voltage Current Resistance

Revision: Practice Quiz

Demo ‘Ohm’s Law’

Prac 2 in class: 17th October

2019

Certificate IV C4386 TS2A and TS2B

Due Date: 24th October 2019

15

21st October

Electricity and Application

Voltage Current Resistance

Revision: Practice Quiz

Demo ‘Ohm’s Law’

Revision

16-17

28th October-8th November

Exam Weeks

End of Semester Assessment in class, 31st

October 2019

Room TBC,

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

References

Other Resources

Resources:

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

You will need access to 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.

Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment Tasks

 Assessment Task Weighting % Due Early Assessment in class 10% 8th August 2019 in class, Room TBC Prac 1 in class - Laboratory Report 25% Certificate III C3399 SM19 in class: 19th September 2019 Due Date: 26th September 2019    Certificate IV C4386 TS2A and TS2B in class:  26th September 2019                         Due Date: 3rd October 2019 Prac 2 in class - Laboratory Report 25% Certificate III C3399 SM19 in class: 10th October 2019 Due Date: 17th October 2019   Certificate IV C4386 TS2A and TS2B in class: 17th October 2019                    Due Date: 24th October 2019 End of Semester Assessment in class 40% 31st October 2019, Room TBC

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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