Physics 1


This module introduces basic physics principles to students, to help them understand our world and the technology we use in our everyday lives. Emphasis is placed on applications of physics at home, in industry and in medicine. 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the physical principles relevant to specified situations and use them to solve theoretical and practical problems.

  2. Set up optical, mechanical, electrical and environmental monitoring experiments

  3. Select the most appropriate instrument for specific tests/measurements and use it to conduct precise scientific measurement. 

  4. Identify anomalous results and make decisions regarding the source of the anomaly

  5. Record results in compliance with standard practice

  6. Conduct experiments in accordance with safe practice

  7. Independantly read instructions and accurately follow a pre-determined methodology.

  8. Creatively devise approaches to new physics related problems, both disciplinary and cross disciplinary, in a group setting.

% Coursework 75%
% Final Exam 25%