# Course Title: Examine concepts in physics

## Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 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 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

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

Week

Topics

1

Introduction

Review of basic mathematical and physical     concepts

Basic quantities in the measurement of   straight line motion

2

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

Make descriptions of motion from displacement and velocity graphs

Make determinations of velocity and acceleration from straight line motion data

4

 Explain the representation of sound by the use of a wave

5

Explain the properties and behaviour of sound

Practice Quiz

6

7

Demo Prac ‘Sound’

8

Intro Newton’s laws of motion

Mid Semester Break

9

Basic concepts in Newton’s laws of motion

Key terminology relevant to the laws of motion

10

Prac 1

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

Basic concepts of magnetism

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

12

Difference between a magnetised and non-magnetised piece of iron

Production of magnetic fields by an electric current

13

Prac 2

Construction of an electromagnet

Factors that affect the strength of a magnetic force

Use of magnets in day to day life

14

Electricity and Application

Demo Ohm's Law

15

Revision

End of Semester Assessment

16-17

Resubmissions

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 Early Assessment Prac 1 - Laboratory Report Prac 2 - Laboratory Report End of Semester Assessment

All Assessment due dates are available in 'Assignments' on Canvas

To pass the course, you need to address all Assessment Criteria and achieve a satisfactory result for every assessment.

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

If due to illness or other unforeseen circumstance, you are unable to attend on the due date of an assessment (e.g. test, examination, oral, etc.) OR you do attend, but your performance has been affected, you may submit an APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL CONSIDERATION within 2 working days of the due date. If Special Consideration is granted, you will be given the opportunity to complete/repeat the assessment task at a later date. For advice on this application please visit www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration  or speak to your Program Coordinator.

If due to illness or other unforeseen circumstance, you are unable to submit by the due date (e.g. assignment, report, project etc.): you may submit an APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR SUBMISSION OF ASSESSABLE WORK for an extension of time of up to seven (7) calendar days or less. This must be lodged with the Program Coordinator 1 working day before the original due date. If granted, you will have the opportunity to submit up to 7 days later than the original due date. For advice on this application please visit www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension or speak to your Program Coordinator.

RESUBMISSIONS: Only one resubmission per assessment is permitted unless otherwise stated and resubmissions are at the discretion of the teacher and coordinator and are not automatically granted.

You are expected to prepare all assignments and other written work in a professional manner. More information on general academic study and writing skills can be found on the “Learning Lab” http://emedia.rmit.edu.au/learninglab/ . All work submitted for assessment must be submitted electronically unless otherwise advised.

Students must keep a copy of all submitted assessments including electronic copies.
Harvard style is used for all referencing and for bibliography.