Short Title:Physics 2
Full Title:Physics 2
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:PHYS H1002
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Physics
Module Delivered in 5 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JOHN BEHAN
Module Author:KEVIN M NOLAN
Module Description:This module aims to provide a foundation in three key areas of Physics (optics, electricity, and modern physics). The module also aims to develop an appreciation for the scope of these areas of specialisation and an awareness of current developments in these fields. Upon successful completion of this module the student will also be able to apply their knowledge of physics to other scientific disciplines.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Explain the operation of optical instruments such as microscopes using geometrical optics
LO2 Explain the progression of wavelength, frequency, energy per photon, and colour of light across the electromagnetic spectrum.
LO3 Calculate the wavelength of light using interferometric techniques.
LO4 Explain the operation of optical instruments which use interference of light waves
LO5 Explain the emission of electromagnetic radiation by excited atoms.
LO6 Describe the origin and characteristics of the three main types of atomic spectra
LO7 Analyse electrical circuits composed of Ohmic resistors and voltage sources.
LO8 Calculate electric and magnetic fields caused by charges and currents.
LO9 Describe the principle characteristics of different types of nuclear radiation.
LO10 Calculate radiation doses.
LO11 Explain the stability of different nuclei.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment On-line quizzes 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10,11 15.00 Every Second Week
Continuous Assessment Midterm in-class written assessment. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 15.00 Week 30
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10,11 70.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus 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 delivery of theory 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial problem solving 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Time background reading 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Keith Johnson,Simmone Hewett,Sue Holt,John Miller 2015, Advanced Physics for You, 2nd Ed., OUP Oxford UK [ISBN: 978-140852737]
  • Lyublinskaya et al., College Physics for AP Courses, 1 Ed., 34, OpenStax USA [ISBN: 9781947172173]
  • Doug Giancoli, 2008, Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics, 4 Ed., Prentice Hall [ISBN: 0131495089]
  • Hugh D. Young, Roger A. Freedman, 2011, University Physics with Modern Physics with MasteringPhysics®, 13 Ed., Addison Wesley [ISBN: 0321675460]
  • John D. Cutnell & Kenneth W. Johnson; with contributions by Kent D. Fisher 2009, Physics, Wiley Hoboken, NJ [ISBN: 0470223553]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_SABIO_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Bioanalytical Science 2 Mandatory
TA_SPHAR_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Science 2 Mandatory
TA_SASCI_D Bachelor of Science in Bioanalysis or Chemical Analysis 2 Mandatory
TA_SAPHR_D Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science 2 Mandatory
TA_SBIOL_C Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Biology 2 Mandatory