Module Title:Physics 2 (Physics for 1st science students semester 2)
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 6 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This subject will be taught in three theory classes of one hour duration per week and one two hour practical class each week.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to provide the student with knowledge of the physics of waves, electricity and radioactivity, and to develop practical laboratory skills.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Practice scientific procedures, including measurement, recording and analysing experimental data. Identify and quantify basic sources of error in laboratory experiments.
LO2 Apply the physics principals covered in theory to relevant problems and the natural world.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module.
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Co-requisite Modules
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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Longitudinal and transverse. Wavelength. Frequency. Interference. Diffraction. Doppler shift. Resonance.
Laws of reflection and refraction. Image formation in plane mirrors, curved mirrors and lens. Applications of curved mirror and lens. Wave nature of light. Dispersion. Diffraction gratings. Polarisation.
Frequency. Speed of sound. Harmonics. Resonance. Sound intensity.
Electric and magnetic forces. Electric current. Voltage. Resistivity. Resistance. Capacitors. AC and DC current. Electrical safety. Semiconductors. Electromagnetic Spectrum.
Radioactive decay. Half life and decay constant. Nuclear fission. Nuclear fusion. E = mc²
Measurement and analysis of primary data. Applying theory to data sets. Working both independently and as part of a group. Observing safety protocols.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment30.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination Three one hour exams during the semester. 1,2 30.00 n/a
No Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Two hour practical each week 1,2 70.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Laboratory 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Estimated Learner Hours 15 Weeks per Stage 4.33
Total Hours 125.00

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