Course Title: Aerospace Physics 2

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2008

Course Code: ONPS5100

Course Title: Aerospace Physics 2

School: 155T Life & Physical Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6011 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aerospace)

Course Contact : Alex Malikotsinas

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4714

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Nominal Hours: 40

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

MATH5156 Mathematics 1
ONPS5098 Physics 1
MATH5158 Mathematics 2

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide training in physics, which underpins the more advanced training required for employment as a para-professional technician.
Areas covered in this course include:
• Circular motion
• Orbital motion
• Rotational motion
• Oscillation
• Thermodynamics
• Wave motion-light and sound.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBH157 Aerospace Physics 2

Learning Outcomes

1. Discuss circular motion and solve problems involving uniform circular motion (UCM).
2. Discuss orbital motion and solve problems involving orbital motion.
3. Discuss rotational motion and solve problems involving rotational motion.
4. Discuss oscillation and solve problems involving simple harmonic motion (SHM).
5. Discuss the pressure-volume-temperature relationship in gases and solve problems relating to temperature and gases.
6. Discuss thermodynamics with regard to heat and matter and solve related problems.
7. Discuss the Laws of Thermodynamics and their application and perform related calculations.
8. Discuss the electromagnetic and sound wave phenomena and solve related problems

Details of Learning Activities

The students will partake in a series of lectures, tutorials and practical laboratory sessions.

Teaching Schedule

Aerospace Physics 2

Week        Date                               Topics to be covered    and  assessment                                                                                   
1            15-Feb             Circular motion. Angular and linear quantities. Centripetal acceleration
2            22-Feb             Rotation of rigid body. Moment of inertia. Torque
3            29-Mar             Rolling motion. Work and energy. Angular momentum
4            07-Mar             Exp 1: Centripetal Force
5            14-Mar              Heat. Temperature. Specific heats. Expansion of solids 
              21-Mar              Easter Break
6           28-Mar               Phase changes and Latent heats   -Exp 1 Due
7            4 April               Exp 2: Specific Heat
8            11-Apr               Revision
9            18-Apr               Test 1 (30%)
10         25-Apr                ANZAC DAY -Exp 2 Due
11         02-May               Ideal gases and the Gas Laws
12         09-May               Laws of thermodynamics. Heat engines
13         16-May               Simple Harmonic Motion: Pendulum. Mass-spring system
14         23-May               Waves: Basic properties, Doppler Effect
15         30-May               Exp 3: Spring
16         06-Jun                Revision
17         13-Jun 
 18        20-Jun                 Final Exam (40%)  - Exp 3 Due

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Students will be provided with lecture notes and exercise books.

Students are expected to bring a scientific calculator to every class.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment consists of:
• Three practicals worth 30%
• Test worth 30%
• Exam worth 40%.

Assessment Tasks

The test and exam will contain multiple choice and short answer questions based on the theory covered in the classes.

The Practicals are as follows:

1.  Centripetal Force

2.  Specific Heat

3.  Springs

Assessment Matrix

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