Course is structured with a conceptual approach. The broad concept of matter, position, motion and time, energy, waves, fields, atomic and nuclear physics, electronics are considered and each concept forms a part on which other concepts are further based.
The course will expose the students to the basic principles and application of physics as well as develop scientific skills and attitudes as pre-requisites for further scientific activities.
The course will also enable students to recognize the usefulness and limitations of scientific method to appreciate its applicability for other disciplines and in every life as well as develop scientific attitudes such as accuracy, precision, objectivity, integrity, initiative and inventiveness.
Students will be able to develop abilities, attitudes and skills that encourage efficient and safe practice. Students will learn scientific phenomenon, facts, laws, definitions, concepts and theories as well as scientific vocabulary, terminology and conventions (including symbols, quantities and units).
The course will expose students to the use of scientific apparatus, including techniques of operation and aspects of safety and scientific quantities and their determination. Students will learn the scientific and technological application with their social economic and environmental implications.
Students will be able to use visual, oral, aural and written including symbolic, diagrammatic, graphical and numerical) information to:
- Locate, select, organize and predict information from a variety of sources including everyday experience
- Analyze and evaluate information and other data
- Use information to identify patterns, report needs and draw inferences
- Present reasonable explanations for natural occurrences patterns and relationships
- Make prediction from data
Students will learn experimental and problem solving techniques which include:
Carrying out experimental procedures using apparatus
Making and recording observations, measurements and estimates with due regards to precision, accuracy and units
Interpreting, evaluating and reporting on observation and experimental data
Identifying problems, planning , and carrying out investigations including the selection of techniques, apparatus, measuring devices and materials
Evaluating methods and suggesting improvements
Stating and explaining the necessary precautions taken in experiments to obtain accurate results.