Academic year(s): 2018-2019
SCOTCAT credits : 30
ECTS credits : 15
Level : SCQF Level 8
This module covers the subjects of mechanics, special relativity, oscillations, and thermal physics. It is suitable for those who have taken the specified first year modules in physics and mathematics, or have good Advanced Higher or A-level passes or equivalent in physics and mathematics. It includes lectures on the dynamics of particles and rigid bodies, Einstein's special theory of relativity, free, forced and damped harmonic motion, and lectures on thermal physics including elementary thermodynamics and the notion of entropy.
Pre-requisite(s): Students should also have passed PH1011, PH1012 and MT1002 or have passes in advanced higher physics and mathematics or A-Level physics and mathematics, both normally at grade a or equivalent.
Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take AS1002
Weekly contact: 4 or 5 lectures, 1 workshop, 1 tutorial and 1 x 2.5-hour laboratory.
Scheduled learning hours: 97
Guided independent study hours: 203
As used by St Andrews: 3-hour Written Examination = 60%, Class Test = 10%, Laboratory work = 25%, lectures and pre-lecture questions = 5%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 70%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Resit Examination = 60%, combined with existing Class Test = 10%, Laboratory Work = 25%, and lecture and pre-lecture questions = 5%.
Please see also the information in the School's Handbook for First and Second Level modules available via
st-andrews.ac.uk/physics/staff_students/timetables.php. This link also gives access to timetables for such modules.
Module coordinator: Dr P A S Cruickshank
Module teaching staff: TBC