Short Title:Physics & Instrumentation (Approved)
Full Title:Physics & Instrumentation (Approved)
Module Code:PHIN H1001
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Field of Study:Mechanics and metal work
Module Delivered in no programmes
Reviewed By:FIONA CRANLEY
Module Author:FIONA CRANLEY
Module Description:This subject equips the student with a fundamental knowledge and understanding of physical science. It enables the student to apply mathematical formulae and techniques to the analysis of physical problems. This provides essential grounding for other engineering topics.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Convert between different units
LO2 Relate distance, velocity and acceleration
LO3 Calculate forces on stationary and moving bodies
LO4 Describe the nature of vibrations and waves with regard to sound
LO5 Relate gas temperature, pressure and volume
LO6 Calculate material expansion due to heating
LO7 Calculate energy required to heat bodies
LO8 Describe the nature of light.
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Units and Standards of Measure
Scientific notation, S.I. units and conversion between units, time, mass, weight, temperature, prefixes, standards.
10.00%
Fundamentals of Mechanics
Composition of forces, vector representation and resolution of forces, mathematical addition of forces, distance velocity and acceleration, acceleration due to gravity, weight and gravity, Newton's laws of motion.
30.00%
Heat
Temperature scales, thermal expansion, temperature measuring devices, heat capacity, conduction convection and radiation, specific heat, latent heat.
15.00%
Vibrations and Waves
Standing and travelling waves, resonance, velocity of travelling waves, reflection of waves at the boundary, sound waves, Doppler effect.
15.00%
Light
The nature of light, electromagnetic waves, blackbody radiation, reflection, refraction, diffraction, interference, Young’s slits.
15.00%
Pressure
Absolute and Gauge pressure. Pressure and volume of gas. Pressure measuring devices. Pressure in a column of liquid.
15.00%
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Laboratory Lab 1: Calculation of “g” using simple pendulum (individual report in lab) 2 5.00 Week 3
Laboratory Lab 2: Calculation of Young’s modulus (individual report in lab) 1,3 5.00 Week 5
Laboratory Lab 3: Calculation of Viscosity (individual report in lab) 5,6 5.00 Week 6
Laboratory Lab 4: Specific heat capacity (individual report in lab) 5,6,7 5.00 Week 7
Laboratory Lab 5: Temperature scales and thermometric properties (individual report) 5,6 5.00 Week 9
Laboratory Lab 6: Plotting Graphs (individual report in lab) 8 5.00 Week 1
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 70.00 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Lab No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Time No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Lab No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Time No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Course Notes
  • Dan O'Regan, Real World Physics & Workbook, Folens
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources