Course Title: Aerospace Physics 2
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2010
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
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
• Wave motion-light and sound.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
VBH157 Aerospace Physics 2
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.
|Topics to be covered and assessment|
|1||8 Feb||Circular motion. Angular and linear displacement, velocity and acceleration. Centripetal acceleration|
|2||15 Feb||Experiment 1: Uniform circular motion|
|3||22 Feb||Rotation of a rigid body. Moment of inertia. Torque|
|4||1 March||Rolling motion. Work and energy. Angular momentum|
|5||8 March||Heat. Temperature. Specific heat. Expansion of solids|
|6||15 March||Phase changes and Latent heat|
|7||22 March||Experiment 2 Specific Heat|
|8||29 March||Ideal gases and the Gas Laws|
|11||19 April||Test 1|
|12||26 April||Laws of thermodynamics. Heat engines|
|13||3 May||Simple Harmonic Motion: displacement, velocity and acceleration|
|14||12 May||Simple Harmonic Motion. Pendulum. Mass-spring system|
|15||17 May||Experiment 3: Springs|
|16||24 May||Waves: Basic properties, Doppler Effect|
|18||7 June||Exam Period|
|19||14 June||Exam Period|
Notes and exercises will be provided.
Students will be provided with lecture notes and problem sheets.
Students are expected to bring a scientific or graphics calculator to every class.
Overview of Assessment
Assessment consists of:
• Three practicals worth 30%
• Test worth 30%
• Exam worth 40%.
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. Uniform circular motion
2. Specific Heat
This course guide is subject to changes if necessary, and such changes will be communicated to students in class and on the Learning Hub.
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