School: Science

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Physics of Motion
  • Unit Code

    SCP1111
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    2
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    A/Prof Steven HINCKLEY

Description

This unit develops techniques used in describing and predicting the motion of material objects. Topics include projectile motion, circular motion, momentum and collisions, work and energy, rotation of rigid bodies, statics, oscillatory motion and gravitation.

Prerequisite Rule

((Students must pass 1 units from SCP1132, SCP1134 OR Scaled Score in PHY3A/3B > 49.99 OR Scaled Score in PHY3 > 49.99) AND (Students must pass 1 units from MAT1108, MAT1137 OR Scaled Score in MAT3A/3B > 49.99))

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Apply process and problem solving skills in dealing with conceptual and experimental situations.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in handling a range of physics equipment used to make measurements of mechanical phenomena.
  3. Describe, explain and apply concepts, theories and principles relating to the motion of material objects.

Unit Content

  1. KINEMATICS: Measurement, vectors and scalars, displacement, velocity, acceleration, kinematic equations, freely falling bodies, projectile motion. Coordinate systems, frames of reference. Uniform circular motion, tangential and radial acceleration.
  2. FORCE AND ENERGY: Newton's three laws of motion, inertial mass, weight, frictional forces, centripetal force, fictitious forces. Work done, kinetic energy, power. Conservative and non-conservative forces, potential energy, conservation of energy, gravitational and elastic potential energy. Linear momentum, impulse, collisions, centre of mass, conservation of linear momentum.
  3. ROTATION OF RIGID BODIES: Angular velocity, angular acceleration, rotational kinematics, rotational kinetic energy, moments of inertia, torque, rolling motion, angular momentum, conservation of angular momentum.
  4. MECHANICAL SYSTEMS: Static equilibrium, centre of gravity, elastic properties of solids: Young's modulus, shear modulus, bulk modulus. Simple harmonic motion, mass on a spring, pendulum, energy, relationship to uniform circular motion, damping. Universal law of gravitation, motion of the planets, gravitational field and potential energy. Fluid statics, Archimedes' principle, fluid dynamics.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lectures, tutorials, and laboratory experiments.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

Due to the professional competency skill development associated with this Unit, student attendance/participation within listed in-class activities and/or online activities including discussion boards is compulsory. Students failing to meet participation standards as outlined in the unit plan may be awarded an I Grade (Fail - incomplete). Students who are unable to meet this requirement for medical or other reasons must seek the approval of the unit coordinator.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
TestQuizzes25%
Laboratory Work ^Laboratory performance25%
ExaminationEnd of semester examination50%

^ Mandatory to Pass

Core Reading(s)

  • Serway, R. A., & Jewett, J. W. (2014). Physics for scientists and engineers. (9th ed.). Boston, MA: Brooks/Cole-Cengage Learning.

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

SCP1111|2|1

School: Science

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Physics of Motion
  • Unit Code

    SCP1111
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    2
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    A/Prof Steven HINCKLEY

Description

This unit develops techniques used in describing and predicting the motion of material objects. Topics include projectile motion, circular motion, momentum and collisions, work and energy, rotation of rigid bodies, statics, oscillatory motion and gravitation.

Prerequisite Rule

((Students must pass 1 units from SCP1132, SCP1134 OR Scaled Score in PHY3A/3B > 49.99 OR Scaled Score in PHY3 > 49.99) AND (Students must pass 1 units from MAT1108, MAT1137 OR Scaled Score in MAT3A/3B > 49.99))

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Apply process and problem solving skills in dealing with conceptual and experimental situations.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in handling a range of physics equipment used to make measurements of mechanical phenomena.
  3. Describe, explain and apply concepts, theories and principles relating to the motion of material objects.

Unit Content

  1. KINEMATICS: Measurement, vectors and scalars, displacement, velocity, acceleration, kinematic equations, freely falling bodies, projectile motion. Coordinate systems, frames of reference. Uniform circular motion, tangential and radial acceleration.
  2. FORCE AND ENERGY: Newton's three laws of motion, inertial mass, weight, frictional forces, centripetal force, fictitious forces. Work done, kinetic energy, power. Conservative and non-conservative forces, potential energy, conservation of energy, gravitational and elastic potential energy. Linear momentum, impulse, collisions, centre of mass, conservation of linear momentum.
  3. ROTATION OF RIGID BODIES: Angular velocity, angular acceleration, rotational kinematics, rotational kinetic energy, moments of inertia, torque, rolling motion, angular momentum, conservation of angular momentum.
  4. MECHANICAL SYSTEMS: Static equilibrium, centre of gravity, elastic properties of solids: Young's modulus, shear modulus, bulk modulus. Simple harmonic motion, mass on a spring, pendulum, energy, relationship to uniform circular motion, damping. Universal law of gravitation, motion of the planets, gravitational field and potential energy. Fluid statics, Archimedes' principle, fluid dynamics.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lectures, tutorials, and laboratory experiments.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

Due to the professional competency skill development associated with this Unit, student attendance/participation within listed in-class activities and/or online activities including discussion boards is compulsory. Students failing to meet participation standards as outlined in the unit plan may be awarded an I Grade (Fail - incomplete). Students who are unable to meet this requirement for medical or other reasons must seek the approval of the unit coordinator.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
TestQuizzes25%
Laboratory Work ^Laboratory performance25%
ExaminationEnd of semester examination50%

^ Mandatory to Pass


Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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