# PHY453 - Physics

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Subject Title
Physics

Subject Description
An introductory course in physics that covers the essential knowledge and skills students need for subsequent studies in chemistry and biological sciences. Topics include motion, energy, electric and magnetic forces, waves, light and optics. The course focuses on reasoning, helping students to see the relationships between physical ideas and their direct experiences and to hone their analytical and critical thinking skills needed for other courses and for their careers.

Credit Status
Programs
CLT - semester 3
BTA – semester 4
CHY – semester 4
CLP – semester 5

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this subject students will be able to:

• Apply Newton’s laws and acceleration-speed-distance formulae to determine the motion of particles in various scenarios.
• Extend the laws of conservation for physical quantities such as mass, energy, linear momentum, and charge, to chemical and biological processes.
• Determine the characteristics of vibrations and waves such as frequency, period, phase, amplitude and wavelength, respectively, from their word, mathematical or graphical descriptions.
• Explain the characteristics of optical instruments and devices, including microscopes, mirrors and lens, by drawing ray-diagrams and calculating magnification.
• Analyse interference and diffraction of waves, including electromagnetic waves, to prepare for experimenting with spectrophotometers.
• Calculate the electric or magnetic fields created by fixed or moving charges and current-carrying conductors and their forces acting of other charges or currents.
• Solve direct current circuits to determine their voltage, current, resistance, power and energy usage.
• Examine concepts and theories in modern physics (Atomic physics, Nuclear Physics or Relativity: instructor’s selection) and their impact on society and technology.

Essential Employability Skills

•  Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

•  Execute mathematical operations accurately.

•  Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

•  Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

•  Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

•  Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

•  Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

•  Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.