MEASUREMENT AND OBSERVATION

PHY1MO

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will be introduced to the concepts from physics used in other scientific disciplines including the concepts upon which much of modern instrumentation is based. On completion the students will demonstrate competence in the application of the principles of physics covered and an understanding of basic measurement and observation techniques. Topics covered include motion, waves, light and sound, properties of materials, fluids, electricity, and radioactivity.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKatherine Legge

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PHY1PA, PHY1PB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe physical phenomena using accurate terminology to demonstrate understandings of physical principles and SI units.

Activities:
Students are required to produce well articulated responses to descriptive problems in assessed quizzes beginning early in the semester. Students are expected to complete accurate reporting of practical exercises. All reports and solutions presented in SI Units.

02. Express and interpret motion and electrical measurements in mathematical and graphical representations.

Activities:
Demonstration of problem-solving capacity expected in the quizzes and final end of semester examination.

03. Manipulate simple mathematical expressions that describe physical phenomena, including motion, waves and electricity.

Activities:
Demonstration of problem-solving capacity expected in the quizzes and final end of semester examination.

04. Provide coherent interpretations underpinned by appropriate concepts of physics to explain measurements and observations.

Activities:
Students will detail concepts clearly in written solutions, reports and exam questions.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Singapore, 2015, Week 45-49, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKatherine Legge

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 45 - 49
One 24.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 45 to week 49 and delivered via blended.
"24-hours of Blended Lectures or Interactive Online Activities per teaching period delivered via face-to-face or online."

Practical Week: 45 - 49
One 20.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 45 to week 49 and delivered via blended.
"20-hours of Lab-Based Practical Class per teaching period delivered face-to-face or as directed online learning."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2-hour examination40 01, 02, 03, 04
six practical reports40 01, 02, 03, 04
six quizzes20 01, 02, 03, 04

Singapore, 2015, Week 45-49, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKatherine Legge

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 45 - 49
One 24.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays at night from week 45 to week 49 and delivered via blended.
"24-hours of Blended Lectures or Interactive Online Activities per teaching period delivered via face-to-face or online."

Practical Week: 45 - 49
One 20.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays at night from week 45 to week 49 and delivered via blended.
"20-hours of Lab-Based Practical Class per teaching period delivered face-to-face or as directed online learning."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2-hour examination40 01, 02, 03, 04
six practical reports40 01, 02, 03, 04
six quizzes20 01, 02, 03, 04