Physics - Foundations of Physics

University College Dublin


Course Name Physics - Foundations of Physics
Course Provider University College Dublin
Course Code PHYC10070
Course Type Lifelong Learning
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Attendance Options Part time
Location (Districts) Belfield
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1. Start your online pre-registration
2. Complete your pre-registration & select either audit or credit
3. You’ll be given a registration time to select your modules 4. Select your modules
5. Pay fees
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Course Fee Fees 2019-20

Audit €350 per module (interest only).
Credit €500 per module (including assessment).

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Open Learning fees can be paid online, through your SISWeb account after you’ve selected your modules. Students choosing credit modules will pay €500 per module and €350 for audit modules.

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Learning Requirements:
Students must take this module if they have not achieved at least an H5 in Leaving Cert Physics (or equivalent) and want to study further ph...

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Course Content

Expand+Autumn 2019: Semester 1

PHYC10070 Foundations of Physics
Academic Year 2019/2020

This module provides an introduction to fundamental concepts in physics. It is intended both for students who have studied physics in school, and those who are ne...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Indicative Module Content:
1.- Our place in the universe; distance scales; the Earth, Sun and Moon – orbits, phases and eclipses; planets, comets and meteorites in the solar system; cometary impacts; Kepler’s laws; gravity.
2.- The electromagn...

Number of Credits 5
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