CQUniversity Unit Profile
AVAT11005 Aviation Physics
Aviation Physics
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General Information

Overview

Aviation Physics will introduce you to areas of applied physics relevant to aviation. You will discover the theory behind mechanics, AC and DC circuits, fluid dynamics and waves, and their practical application to aviation. Further, you will apply this theory to aerodynamics, aircraft systems and navigation. The theory will be used to aid calculations in flight planning, performance and loading.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 1
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 3 - 2019

Mixed Mode

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
Click here to see your Residential School Timetable.

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 10%
2. Practical Assessment
Weighting: 30%
3. Examination
Weighting: 60%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Self Reflection

Feedback

Students would benefit from additional written assessment along with practical assessment.

Recommendation

Include a written assessment in addition to practical assessments. Therefore, reallocate the weighting and tasks for the next offering of the unit. Include written assessment - 20% Practical assessments - 30% and written exam - 50%.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Perform simple calculations in basic mechanics
  2. Explain conservation of energy and momentum
  3. Use Newton's Laws to explain motion
  4. Perform simple calculations in basic fluid mechanics
  5. Describe the effects of electric and magnetic field
  6. Explain DC and AC circuits
  7. Describe the propagation of waves.

N/A

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment - 10%
2 - Practical Assessment - 30%
3 - Examination - 60%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
10 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Written Assessment - 10%
2 - Practical Assessment - 30%
3 - Examination - 60%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Conceptual Physics

12th (Global Edition) 2015 (2015)
Authors: Paul G Hewitt
Pearson Education Limited
Harlow Harlow , Essex , England
ISBN: 9781292057132
Binding: Paperback

Additional Textbook Information

The book may be purchased from the University Bookshop http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au. There is also an e-book available, but this must be purchased from the publisher's website https://pearson.com.au/9781292057538

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Nur Hassan Unit Coordinator
N.Hassan@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 11 Nov 2019

Module/Topic

Numbers and accuracy. Motion and Newton's first law.

Chapter

Conceptual Physics - Chapters 1 and 2

Events and Submissions/Topic

Tutorial


Week 2 Begin Date: 18 Nov 2019

Module/Topic

Linear motion. Newton's second and third laws of motion.

Chapter

Conceptual Physics. Chapters 3, 4 and 5.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Tutorial

Week 3 Begin Date: 25 Nov 2019

Module/Topic

The principles of Momentum, Energy and Work


Chapter

Conceptual Physics. Chapters 6 and 7.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Tutorial

Week 4 Begin Date: 02 Dec 2019

Module/Topic

Rotational motion and Gravity.

Chapter

Conceptual Physics. Chapters 8 and 9.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Tutorial

Vacation Week Begin Date: 09 Dec 2019

Module/Topic

No lectures or formal sessions. Opportunity for students to consolidate their reading.

Chapter

Conceptual Physics. Chapters 1 to 9.

Events and Submissions/Topic

None.

Week 5 Begin Date: 16 Dec 2019

Module/Topic

Properties of matter. Pressure in a fluid. Archimedes Principle. Bernoulli's Principle.

Chapter

Conceptual Physics. Chapters 12, 13 and 14.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Tutorial.

Week 6 Begin Date: 23 Dec 2019

Module/Topic

Basic principles of Thermodynamics, heat, temperature and heat transfer.

Chapter

Conceptual Physics. Chapters 15, 16 and 18.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Tutorial

Week 7 Begin Date: 06 Jan 2020

Module/Topic

Sound and Waves.

Chapter

Conceptual Physics. Chapter 19,20 and 21


Events and Submissions/Topic

Tutorial. Assignment 1 due.


Assignment 1 Due: Week 7 Monday (6 Jan 2020) 11:50 pm AEST
Week 8 Begin Date: 13 Jan 2020

Module/Topic

Basic principles of Electricity.

Chapter

Conceptual Physics. Chapters 22 and 23


Events and Submissions/Topic

Tutorial

Week 9 Begin Date: 20 Jan 2020

Module/Topic

Magnetism and Electromagnetism.


Chapter

Conceptual Physics. Chapters 24 and 25

Events and Submissions/Topic

Tutorial

Week 10 Begin Date: 27 Jan 2020

Module/Topic

Principles of Light, reflection and refraction..

Chapter

Conceptual Physics. Chapter 26, 27 and 28

Events and Submissions/Topic

Tutorial

Week 11 Begin Date: 03 Feb 2020

Module/Topic

Carry out practical exercises in the CQU engineering laboratory, Cairns. Further tutorials given face to face.

Chapter

None specific.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Residential School. Cairns.

Assignment 2 due.


Assignment 2 Due: Week 11 Friday (7 Feb 2020) 11:50 pm AEST
Week 12 Begin Date: 10 Feb 2020

Module/Topic

Consolidation and Revision.

Chapter

None specific.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Tutorial session orientated to exam preparation.

Exam Week Begin Date: 17 Feb 2020

Module/Topic

Prepare for exam

Chapter

None specific.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Examination

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assignment 1

Task Description

This will consist of a number of questions to test the student's basic understanding of the science, which will inlvolve solving some numerical problems. They will have to identify the relevant scientific principles, any necessary formulae and explain the logic behind their approach to the problem. This assignment will be based on the material contained in the first 6 teaching weeks of the unit. There is no specific word count.


Assessment Due Date

Week 7 Monday (6 Jan 2020) 11:50 pm AEST

Close of the day on Monday


Return Date to Students

Week 10 Monday (27 Jan 2020)


Weighting
10%

Minimum mark or grade
The overall average mark for Assignments 1 and 2 must be 50%.

Assessment Criteria

The correct use of terminology, using scientific language and conventions. The correct identification and explanation of the applicable principles and  formulae (where appropriate). The logical and step by step sequence of answering the question. The quality of the presentation, which must be neat and well laid out. The accuracy of calculations where appropriate. The correct referencing style where necessary.


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline

Submission Instructions
The idea is that you send me your assignment via email. The submission may be neatly hand written or typed. It my be part typed, and handwitten for complex formulae.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Perform simple calculations in basic mechanics
  • Explain conservation of energy and momentum


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Information Literacy

2 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title
Assignment 2

Task Description

This assignment will based on the work completed during the residential school. It will be in two parts. The first part (10%) will be based on material covered in the teaching weeks 7 to 10. This will involve solving scientific problems, by identifying the correct principle and formulae where appropriate and carrying out scientific analysis. Tutorials and discussion will take place at the residential school. Each student will submit their own individual Part 1 for Assignment 2. The second part (20%) will relate directly to the laboratory experiments carried out during the residential school. This will consist of a number of individual experiments carried out in small groups, and students will be required to work as a team and write a group report. This will consist of a brief explanation of the principles being investigated, the methodology, sources of error, results and conclusions. The requirement is for a group submission for part 2, each group will work together to produce a single report.,


Assessment Due Date

Week 11 Friday (7 Feb 2020) 11:50 pm AEST

Close of the day on Friday


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Monday (17 Feb 2020)

Assignment 2 will be returned before the exam.


Weighting
30%

Minimum mark or grade
The overall average mark for Assignments 1 and 2 must be 50%.

Assessment Criteria

The correct use of terminology, using scientific language and conventions. The correct identification and explanation of the applicable principles and formulae (where appropriate). The logical and step by step sequence of answering the question. A clear understanding of the purpose of experimentation and the logical interpretation of results (where applicable). The quality of the presentation, which must be neat and well laid out. The accuracy of calculations where appropriate. The correct referencing style where necessary.


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline Group

Submission Instructions
The first part is an individual submission and the second part is a group submission.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Use Newton's Laws to explain motion
  • Perform simple calculations in basic fluid mechanics
  • Describe the effects of electric and magnetic field
  • Explain DC and AC circuits


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work

Examination

Outline
Complete an invigilated examination

Date
During the examination period, at a CQUniversity examination centre

Weighting
60%

Length
180 minutes

Minimum mark or grade
Students must obtain a minimum mark of 50% in the examnation

Details
Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Calculator - non-programmable, no text retrieval, silent only
Closed Book
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