Short Title:Physics
Full Title:Physics
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:PHYS H1020
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Electronics and automation
Module Delivered in 5 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JAMES WRIGHT
Module Author:DONAL O TOOLE
Module Description:This subject is an introduction to the basic principles of physics and aims to provide student with skills necessary to apply concepts in the areas of mechanics, heat, waves and light to Engineering.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Explain fundamental principles of kinematics, dynamics, heat, waves, light and atomic physics.
LO2 Use scientific notation and convert physical quantities from one set of units to another.
LO3 Solve numerical problems in kinematics, dynamics, pressure, heat, waves, light and atomic physics.
LO4 Gather and analyse experimental data and write short laboratory reports.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Multiple Choice Questions Mid-term test based on Moodle quizzes. 1,2,3 10.00 Week 7
Laboratory Graphical Exercises; Six practical exercies: 1. Spring Constant from Hooke's Law; 2. Density Measurements; 3.Investigation of Motion on the Linear Air Track; 4. SHM of mass on spring and measurement of amplitude and frequency using oscilloscope; 5. Investigation of Thermal Radiation; 6. Refraction, Total Internal Reflection, and numerical aperture of an optical fibre. 1,2,3,4 30.00 Every Second Week
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 60.00 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 Classwork 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lab Laboratory work and report 2.00 Every Second Week 1.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Tutorial and problem solving 2.00 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent Learning Time self study 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture classwork 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lab laboratory 2.00 Every Third Week 0.67
Independent Learning self study 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 5.67
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.67
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Giancoli 2013, Physics for Scientists & Engineers with Modern Physics, 4th ed Ed., Pearson [ISBN: 978-1292020761]
  • Johnson, Hewitt, Holt and Miller 2000, Advanced Physics for You, Nelson Thornes [ISBN: 9780748752978]
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_EAELE_B Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Honours) in Electronic Engineering 1 Mandatory
TA_EAENS_B Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Engineering Software 1 Mandatory
TA_EAELE_D Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering 1 Mandatory
TA_EAENS_D Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Software 1 Mandatory
TA_EELEC_C Higher Certificate in Engineering in Electronic Engineering 1 Mandatory