Short Title:Physics
Full Title:Physics
Module Code:PHYS H1007
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Science
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JOHN BEHAN
Module Author:JOHN BEHAN
Module Description:This module aims to provide the student with the essential foundations in three key areas of Physics: mechanics, properties of matter and optics. These topics underpin measurement, microscopy and micrometry as applied in the future study of materials and trace analysis.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Express measurements using scientific units, convert between scientific units.
LO2 Explain the basic principles of Mechanics, Properties of Matter and Optics.
LO3 Explain the science behind the measurement techniques in the above areas.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Multiple Choice Questions Moodle Quizzes 1,2,3 20.00 Every Second Week
Continuous Assessment In-class written examination 1,2,3 10.00 n/a
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 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 PowerPoint presentation plus class interaction 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial Assisted learning by problem solving 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Preparing for and undertaking Moodle quizzes 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Johnson K & Hewett S 2001, Advanced Physics for You, Nelson Thornes
Recommended Book Resources
  • Jim Breithaupt, 1999, Physics, Part1, Part 2 and Part 3., Macmillan [ISBN: 0-333-73302-9]
  • Young, HD & Freedman RA 2004, University Physics, Addison Wesley
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

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