PHYS131 Applied Physics I

Updated: 15 November 2016
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for off campus students only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
10 April 2017 13 April 2017 Mandatory None
Supervised Exam There is a UNE Supervised Examination held at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled.
Pre-requisites None
Co-requisites None
Restrictions BIOP111 or PHYS121 or PHYS121A
Notes

Year 12 HSC Mathematics Extension 1 is assumed knowledge.

Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Ronald Bradbury (rbradbu2@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit comprises three modules.

Module I (for all students) will cover linear and circular motion, Newton's Laws, work, energy, power, simple harmonic motion, momentum, and elasticity.

Module II (for non-BEngTech students) will cover electrostatics, DC and AC electrical circuits, magnetism and electromagnetism.

Module III (for BEngTech students) will cover force system resultants, equilibrium, trusses, frames, beams, cables, friction and moment of inertia.

Important Information

Where calculators are permitted in examinations, it must be selected from an approved list, which can be accessed from the Further Information link below.

Further information

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Shrink Wrapped Package(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Value Pack Engineering Mechanics: Statics in SI Units Global Edition + Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics in SI Units Global Edition (14e)

ISBN: 9781488685958
Hibbeler, R.C., Pearson Australia 14th ed. 2016

Note: OPTION 1 - Package includes: Hibbeler, R.C., Engineering Mechanics Statics in SI Units, 14th ed. (ISBN 9781292089232) and Hibbeler, R.C., Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics in SI Units, 14th ed. (ISBN 9781292088723). For BET students only: If you intend to enrol in PHYS132, we recommend you purchase this value pack as it contains a prescribed text for PHYS131 and PHYS132 and will be cheaper for you in the long run.

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On and Off Campus

Text(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Engineering Mechanics: Statics in SI Units

ISBN: 9781292089232
Hibbeler, R.C., Pearson 14th ed. 2016

Note: OPTION 2: Either this text OR the Mechanics for Engineers pack MUST be purchased by all Engineering students. Students who intend to enrol in PHYS132 in Trimester 2 should consider purchasing the value pack as it will work out cheaper in the long run.

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On and Off Campus

Sears and Zemansky's University Physics with Modern Physics

ISBN: 9781442517110
Young, H.D., Freedman, R.A., Bhathal, R. and Ford, A.L., Pearson 1st Aust. SI ed. 2010

Note: All students require this text. If book is unavailable an e-book is avaiable ISBN 9781442538016.

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On and Off Campus

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assessment 1 10%
Assessment Notes

Online assessment. Numerical and conceptual problem solving activities (for all students)

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3

Compulsory Assessment 2 10%
Assessment Notes

Practical 1 (for all students).

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3

Compulsory Assessment 3 2 hrs 15 mins 30%
Assessment Notes

Mid-Trimester School Examination (for all students)

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3

Compulsory Assessment 4 10%
Assessment Notes

Online assessment. Numerical and conceptual problem solving activities (for non-BEngTech students).

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 3, 4, 5, 6

Compulsory Assessment 5 10%
Assessment Notes

Practical 2 (for non-BEngTech students).

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 3, 4, 5, 6

Compulsory Assessment 6 10%
Assessment Notes

Practical 3 (for BEngTech students only).

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 3, 4, 5, 6

Compulsory Assessment 7 10%
Assessment Notes

Online assessment. Numerical and conceptual problem solving activities (for BEngTech students only)

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 30%
Assessment Notes

(for all students)

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 3, 4, 5, 6


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental concepts of motion and forces as applied to simple 1, 2 and 3-D systems;
  2. undertake calculations to determine the effect of multiple forces and the resulting motion, and the concepts of deformation, elasticity and strength as pertaining to static forces and be able to calculate tensile strength of objects;
  3. demonstrate a range of manipulative, observational, interpretive, written and graphical communication skills through undertaking and reporting on laboratory work and/or completing written assignments;
  4. for students of B.Eng.Tech, Civil Engineering Major: introduce the concept of the free-body diagram, analyse & solve particle and rigid body equilibrium problems, calculate the moment of a force and determine the resultant force OR for students not undertaking the B.Eng.Tech, Civil Engineering Major: describe the basic electrostatic interactions between objects, apply Coulomb's Law and undertake calculations to determine the potential and electric fields in the vicinity of charged objects;
  5. for students of B.Eng.Tech, Civil Engineering Major: analyse the forces in simple trusses using the method of joints and the method of sections; OR for students not undertaking the B.Eng.Tech, Civil Engineering Major: interpret simple dc and ac electric circuits, and perform calculations involving both active and passive circuit elements;
  6. for students of B.Eng.Tech, Civil Engineering Major: construct and evaluate shear force and bending moment diagrams for beams with a variety of loads and types of support OR for students not undertaking the B.Eng.Tech, Civil Engineering Major: describe key concepts in electromagnetism and be able to state, and apply, Faraday's and Lenz's Law in practical situations;
  7. for students of B.Eng.Tech, Civil Engineering Major: determine the centroid of an area and the first and second moments of area of plane shapes; and
  8. for students of B.Eng.Tech, Civil Engineering Major: analyse the equilibrium of rigid bodies subjected to dry friction.