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 - 2021

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).

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. Take Home Exam
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 Have your say

Feedback

Additional support was provided to assist students to understand the mathematical application in physics.

Recommendation

Students informed that the lecturer was willing to provide additional support to assist with mathematical applications that supported their learning. The practice will continue in the next offering.

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Feedback

The tutorials greatly helped students to understand the topic.

Recommendation

The practice will continue in the next offering.

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Feedback

Most of the topics are relevant in one way or another, there need to be clear linkages to aviation.

Recommendation

Students informed that the topic should clearly be linked to aviation rather than understanding the physics principles only. We will add more content in light of aviation in the next offering.

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Feedback

The current textbook is not so appropriate.

Recommendation

Students reported that more engagement through the textbook would have helped their study of lectures and tutorials. We will select an appropriate textbook in the next offering.

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Feedback

Too much of contents delivered in a short time.

Recommendation

The contents were too much in this unit. We will revise the contents in the next offering.

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
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Conceptual Physics

12th Global Edition (2015)
Authors: Paul G Hewitt
Pearson Education Limited
Harlow Harlow , Essex CM20 , England
ISBN: 9781292057132
Binding: Paperback

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
Neamul Khandoker Unit Coordinator
n.khandoker@cqu.edu.au
Aruna Ranganathan Unit Coordinator
a.ranganathan@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 08 Nov 2021

Module/Topic

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

Chapter

Conceptual Physics. Chapters: 1 and 2

Events and Submissions/Topic

Tutorial 1: Numbers and accuracy. Motion and Newton's first law.
Week 2 Begin Date: 15 Nov 2021

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

Week 3 Begin Date: 22 Nov 2021

Module/Topic

The principles of Momentum, Energy and Work


Chapter

Conceptual Physics. Chapters: 6 and 7.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Tutorial 3:The principles of Momentum, Energy and Work

Week 4 Begin Date: 29 Nov 2021

Module/Topic

Rotational motion and Gravity.

Chapter

Conceptual Physics. Chapters: 8 and 9.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Tutorial 4: Rotational motion and Gravity.

Vacation Week Begin Date: 06 Dec 2021

Module/Topic

Non teaching week. Opportunity for students to consolidate their reading.

Chapter

Conceptual Physics. Chapters 1 to 9 and 12 to 14.

Events and Submissions/Topic

None.

Week 5 Begin Date: 13 Dec 2021

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

Week 6 Begin Date: 20 Dec 2021

Module/Topic

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

Chapter

Conceptual Physics. Chapters: 15, 16 and 18.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Tutorial 6: Basic principles of Thermodynamics, heat, temperature and heat transfer.


ASSIGNMENT 1 Due: Week 6 Monday (20 Dec 2021) 8:00 am AEST
Vacation Week Begin Date: 27 Dec 2021

Module/Topic

Non teaching week. Opportunity for students to consolidate their reading.

Chapter

Conceptual Physics. Chapters 1 to 9 and 12 to 14.

Events and Submissions/Topic

None.

Week 7 Begin Date: 03 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

Sound and Waves.

Chapter

Conceptual Physics. Chapters: 19,20 and 21


Events and Submissions/Topic

Tutorial 7: Sound and Waves.

Week 8 Begin Date: 10 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

Basic principles of Electricity.

Chapter

Conceptual Physics. Chapters: 22 and 23


Events and Submissions/Topic

Tutorial 8: Basic Principles of Electricity

Week 9 Begin Date: 17 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

Magnetism and Electromagnetism.


Chapter

Conceptual Physics. Chapters: 24 and 25

Events and Submissions/Topic

Tutorial 10:Magnetism and Electromagnetism.

Week 10 Begin Date: 24 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

Principles of Light, Reflection and Refraction.

Chapter

Conceptual Physics. Chapters: 26, 27 and 28

Events and Submissions/Topic

Tutorial 10: Principles of Light, Reflection and Refraction.

Week 11 Begin Date: 31 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

 Based on Practical Exercises 

Chapter

None specific.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Residential school from Monday to Thursday.

Q&A session  based on material covered in  weeks 1 to 10 during residential school.


Week 12 Begin Date: 07 Feb 2022

Module/Topic

Consolidation and Revision.

Chapter

None specific.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Tutorial session orientated to exam preparation.


ASSIGNMENT 2 Due: Week 12 Friday (11 Feb 2022) 11:45 pm AEST
Exam Week Begin Date: 14 Feb 2022

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 is an individual assessment accessible via the unit Moodle site. This assessment will consist of several questions to test the student's basic understanding of Physics concepts, which will involve solving some analytical and numerical problems. It comprises a set of question on the topics covered from Week 1 to Week 5 (including week 1 and week 5) and students are required to demonstrate their theoretical knowledge and analytical and problem solving skills. This assessment is an important activity to check and enhance your comprehension. This assessment is an integrated part of the study to test the key aspects of each topic. This assessment item weights 10% of your final mark. In addition, students should submit their scanned detailed solution and workings within allowed time period to Moodle as a single PDF file. Further specific details related to this assessment will be published on the unit Moodle site.

    · This assessment will have essay type questions and short questions as well.

    · Students need to copy the questions to blank A4 papers and solve the problems.

    · Students need to show all steps of their workings and final answers.

    · Students should scan the workings, answers, and produce a single PDF file and upload it to the unit Moodle site.

    · There is no specific word count in answering this assessment.

    · This assessment has a set end time and answer/workings submission link will be closed at the end of time.

    · Students are strongly advised to sufficiently cover the related material before answering the assessment.


Assessment Due Date

Week 6 Monday (20 Dec 2021) 8:00 am AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 8 Monday (10 Jan 2022)

We strive to release the assessment marks in 2 weeks after due date.


Weighting
10%

Assessment Criteria

Students can use a calculator - all non-communicable calculators, including scientific, and graphics calculators are authorized.


Each question in the assessment will be assessed separately against the following criterion:

    · Proper formatting and structuring.

    · Have neat, legible and tidy work and presentation.

    · Evidence of understanding Correct workings, answers and solutions to questions.

(correct method and procedure, correct selection and application of formula, clear presentation of mathematical and arithmetical calculations for the results obtained).

    · Accuracy and correct results Correct use of terminology (scientific language), SI units and conventions.

    · The correct referencing style where necessary.

    · On time submission.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
As a single PDF document

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

The assignment 2 will be based on the work completed during the laboratory activities. This will involve solving scientific problems, by identifying the correct principle and formulae where appropriate and carrying out scientific analysis.

This assessment item will cover topics from 1 to 10. This will consist of several experiments carried out in small teams, and students will be required to work as a team and write a team report. The team report needs to consist of a brief explanation of the principles being investigated, apparatus, the methodology, sources of error, results, discussions and conclusions.

Attendance to residential school to complete laboratory exercises are compulsory for all students to PASS this unit. All information regarding the laboratories will be provided via the unit Moodle site.

Laboratory reports of students who did not attend the compulsory residential school will not be accepted for marking and will be awarded zero marks.

  • Students will be working in teams during residential school.Attendance for residential school is compulsory. Tutorials and discussion may take place at the residential school depending on the availability of time.
  • Students need to submit a single Team laboratory report (one report per laboratory group) for this assessment by the due date and marks will be given for this report.
  • Students need to submit team laboratory report as a single pdf file via the unit Moodle site.
  • Students need to score equal to or more than 50% for this assessment to PASS this unit.
  • This assessment weights 30% of your final marks.


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Friday (11 Feb 2022) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Friday (18 Feb 2022)

We strive to release the assessment marks before the examination.


Weighting
30%

Minimum mark or grade
Need to score more than 50% to Pass

Assessment Criteria

Laboratory exercise based assessment will be graded using the following criteria:

  • Proper formatting and structuring of report.
  • Have neat, legible and tidy work and presentation of the laboratory work.
  • Correct workings, answers, and solutions.
  • The correct use of terminology, using scientific language and conventions.
  • Correct description of laboratory procedures.
  • The correct identification and explanation of the applicable principles and formulae (where appropriate).
  • Where appropriate show the calculated values based on the theory and compare them against the measured values.
  • The accuracy of calculations.
  • Appropriate discussion of laboratory results and a clear understanding of the purpose of experimentation and the logical interpretation of results (where applicable).
  • Correct use of terminology (scientific language), SI units and conventions.
  • The correct referencing style where necessary.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online Group

Submission Instructions
As a single PDF document

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

3 Take Home Exam

Assessment Title
Take Home Exam

Task Description

Complete an take home examination at the end of the term.


Assessment Due Date

During the University examination period


Return Date to Students

Weighting
60%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

No Assessment Criteria


Referencing Style

Submission

No submission method provided.


Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Perform simple calculations in basic mechanics
  • Explain conservation of energy and momentum
  • 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
  • Describe the propagation of waves.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Information Literacy

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?