# Course Title: Examine concepts in physics

## Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2020

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

Students are expected to participate actively in all learning activities that include:
- discussion of the relevant topics
- working independently or in groups in solving problems on exercise and work sheets
- working in groups to solve more challenging problems requiring interpretation and evaluation of results
- face-to-face and online activities

- Practical hands-on activities

Teaching Schedule

Weekly Schedule

PHYS5002

VU22070

Examine Concepts in Physics

Semester 1

2020

Week

Week beginning

Topics

Assessments

1

10th February

Introduction

Review of basic mathematical and physical     concepts

Basic quantities in the measurement of   straight line motion

2

17th February

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

Demo Straight Line motion

3

24th  February

Make descriptions of motion from displacement and velocity graphs

Make determinations of velocity and acceleration from straight line motion data

4

2nd March

Explain the properties and behaviour of sound

 Explain the representation of sound by the use of a wave

Assessment 1 in class 6th March 2020

5

9th March

Properties and behaviour of sound

Representation of sound by the use of a wave

6

16th March

Practice Laboratory Report in class

Properties and behaviour of sound

Representation of sound by the use of a wave

7

23rd March

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 27th March 2020

8

30th March

Intro Newton’s laws of motion

Assessment 1

Feedback and Results

6th April

Mid Semester Break

9th -15th April

9

13th April

Basic concepts in Newton’s laws of motion

Key terminology relevant to the laws of motion

10

20th April

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

11

27th April

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

Friction and Application

Prac 1 in class: 1st May 2020

Due Date: 10th May 2020

12

4th May

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

11th May

Construction of an electromagnet

Factors that affect the strength of a magnetic force

Use of magnets in day to day life

14

18th May

Electricity and Application

Voltage Current Resistance

Revision: Practice Quiz

Demo ‘Ohm’s Law’

Prac 2 in class: 22nd May 2020

Due Date: 31st May 2020

15

25nd May

Electricity and Application

Voltage Current Resistance

Revision: Practice Quiz

Demo ‘Ohm’s Law’

Revision

16-17

1st – 12th June

Exam Weeks

End of Semester Assessment in class, 5th June 2020

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 Task Due Early Assessment in class 6th March 2020 in class Prac 1 in class - Laboratory Report Prac 1 in class: 1st May 2020 Certificate IV C4386                     Due Date: 10th May 2020  Submission: via Canvas Prac 2 in class - Laboratory Report Prac 2 in class: 22nd May 2020 Certificate IV C4386                    Due Date: 31st May 2020 Submission: via Canvas End of Semester Assessment in class. Due Date: 5th June 2020 Submission: via Canvas

To pass the course you need achieve a satisfactory result for every assessment.
You will be given only two attempts for each assessment to demonstrate you have the required skills.

A third attempt can only be offered after discussions between the teacher and the Program Coordinator and is not automatic.

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

This course is graded in accordance with competency-based assessment

CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment

It is expected that any work presented for assessment in this course will be your own. 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.

Extensions of time for submission of assessable work

If you are prevented from submitting an assessment on time by circumstances outside your control you may apply for an extension of up to seven (7) calendar days by filling in the application form at least one working day BEFORE the due date. The application form should be emailed to your Program Coordinator, Namrita Kaul, namrita.kaul@rmit.edu.au
Eligibility criteria for application and the form is available from the link: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/assessment-and-exams/assessment/extensions-of-time-for-submission-of-assessable-work

If you require an extension of time longer than 7 days, you must apply for Special Consideration.

Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension will not be corrected.

Special consideration

If you are unable to sit a test, exam or lab-based assessments due to unexpected circumstances (e.g., illness), you should apply for Special Consideration for the missed assessment. Information on applying for Special Consideration can be found from the link: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/assessment-and-exams/assessment/special-consideration. Applications for Special Consideration should NOT be submitted to the course or program coordinator.

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