PHYS 0003 Foundation Physics 2 (WSTC Prep)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 700145

Coordinator Benjamin Kelley Opens in new window

Description This unit provides students with the background knowledge and skills in physics needed for Engineering courses. Students will cover more advanced content in Mechanics, Electricity, Magnetism and waves.

School Western Sydney The College

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 0 Preparatory subject

Pre-requisite(s) Students enrolled in 7066 Diploma in Engineering Extended must have passed PHYS 0001 Foundation Physics

Equivalent Subjects PHYS 0004 - Foundation Physics 2 (UWSC)

Incompatible Subjects LGYB 1383 - Physics (UWSC) PHYS 0006 - Physics (UWSCFS)

Restrictions Students must be enrolled at Western Sydney University, The College.

Assumed Knowledge

Year 10 Mathematics and Science or equivalent.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Use graphical and computer methods to analyse data and draw conclusions
  2. Identify and calculate the characteristics of uniformly accelerated motion and predict variables of motion based on past or current conditions including projectile motion
  3. Use Newtonian dynamics to quantitatively analyse objects in equilibrium in two dimensions
  4. Use the concepts of work and conservation of energy to quantitatively solve complex problems
  5. Use Newtonian dynamics to quantitatively analyse objects experiencing circular motion
  6. Demonstrate an ability to describe and apply quantitative relationship between charge, current, resistance, voltage and electrical power in the complex combined circuits
  7. Analyse quantitatively the properties of waves
  8. Perform experiments to demonstrate and measure physics principles and concepts

Subject Content

1. Mechanics Dynamics and Statics ? Vectors in 2D and higher, motion in 2D, projectile motion
2. Mechanics ? Circular motion, momentum and impulse, work, energy, power and efficiency
3. Electricity ? Ohm?fs Law, electric current and circuits, circuits, electrical power, advanced circuit components
4. Magnetism ? Electric charge, Magnetic forces, electricity and magnetism, solenoids and electromagnets, the motor effect, electromagnetic induction, transformers
5. Waves ? Properties and behaviour, the wave equation, superposition, electromagnetic spectrum, properties of light
1. Mechanics Dynamics and Statics ? Vectors in 2D and higher, motion in 2D, projectile motion
2. Mechanics ? Circular motion, momentum and impulse, work, energy, power and efficiency
3. Electricity ?

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Intra-Session Exam 2 1 hour 20 N Individual
Intra-Session Exam 2 1 hour 20 N Individual
Quizzes x 5 (1% each) 20 minutes each 5 N Individual
Log/Workbook 400 words each of the 5 Practicals 15 N Individual
Final Exam 2 hours 40 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 1

Penrith (Kingswood)

Day

Subject Contact Benjamin Kelley Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta City - George St

Day

Subject Contact Benjamin Kelley Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 2

Penrith (Kingswood)

Day

Subject Contact Benjamin Kelley Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta City - George St

Day

Subject Contact Benjamin Kelley Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 3

Parramatta City - George St

Day

Subject Contact Benjamin Kelley Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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