|The aim of this module is to show the impact
Newtonian mechanics has on physics. The microscopic
motion of atoms can be modelled using Newton’s
laws and hence provide us with an understanding
of macroscopic quantities such as pressure and
temperature. Newton’s law of gravitation can be used
to predict the motion of planets and distant galaxies.
In the final section we explore the intricacies of stars
and the expansion of the Universe by analysing the
electromagnetic radiation from space. As such, it lends
itself to the consideration of how the development of
the scientific model is improved based on the advances
in the means of observation (HSW1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11).
In this module, learners will learn about thermal
physics, circular motion, oscillations, gravitational field,
astrophysics and cosmology.|