Applied Physics - Level 2

APH2
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: N. Burling

This course is designed for those that require a higher proportion of internal credits without compromising the ability to take Level 3 Physics.  It is suitable for those that require Physics in a trade situation (e.g. electrician) or for leading towards degree that requires Physics but where Physics is not a major focus (e.g. Veterinary science)

Accelerate students and those looking towards a degree with a major Physics component (e.g. Engineering) or those considering sitting the Scholarship Physics exam in level 3, should choose to take PHY2.


Physics is the study of the relationship between matter and energy.

  • Mechanics
  • Electricity and Electromagnetism
  • Atomic and nuclear physics
  • Practical investigations
  • Application of Physics to a selected context




Course Overview

Term 1
Demonstrate understanding of mechanical systems.
AS 91523 Phy 2.4 (6 Credits External)

Covering - Motion under constant acceleration, Projectile motion, Circular motion, , Forces, Torque, Equilibrium, Energy & Momentum.

Term 2
Demonstrate an understanding of wave systems.
AS 91169 Phy 2.2 (3 Credits Internal)


Carry out a practical investigation to test a physics theory relating two variables in a non-linear relationship. AS 91168 Phy 2.1 (4 Credits Internal)

Term 3
Demonstrate understanding of electricity systems.
AS 91526 Phy 2.6 (6 Credits External)

Covering - Electric fields, Electrostatic forces, Series and Parallel circuits, Voltage, Current, Resistance, Power, Magnetic fields, Magnetic forces, Motors, Induction, Generators.


Demonstrate understanding of Atomic & Nuclear physics.
AS 91172 Phy 2.5 (3 Cr Int)
Atomic structure, Radioactivity, Radioactive decay, Fission, Fusion

Term 4
Demonstrate understanding of Atomic & Nuclear physics (continued).
AS 91172 Phy 2.5 (3 Cr Int)

Revision

Pathway

Physics - Level 3, Science - Level 3

Prerequisites

If you did not take a pathway course at Level 1, or achieved fewer than 8 credits externally in that course, you will need HOD approval.

A sound level of algebra/maths is required for this course.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91173 v2 Physics 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of electricity and electromagnetism
Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 5
2
E
6
Y
Y
A.S. 91172 v2 Physics 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics
Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 2
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91171 v2 Physics 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanics
Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 5
2
E
6
Y
Y
A.S. 91169 v2 Physics 2.2 - Demonstrate understanding of physics relevant to a selected context
Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 4
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91168 v2 Physics 2.1 - Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a non-linear mathematical relationship
Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 8
2
I
4
Y
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Disclaimer

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