How the Mobile Phone Works: Detailed description of the physics behind the functioning of a mobile phone.

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Student Name: Sahil Dixit

Class: 11.06

TERRA SANCTA COLLEGE

YEAR 11 PHYSICS

SEMESTER 1, 2007

ASSESSMENT TASK NO:1

RESEARCH TASK

DATE DUE:

18/05/07

WEIGHTING: 20%

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Completed assignment to be submitted via CENet by the due date.

MARKING

MARK: ____ / ____

COMMENT:

MARKER(S): _________________ SIGNATURE: _________________

DATE: _________________

STUDENT CONFIRMATION

This is all my own work. I have referenced any work used from other sources and have not plagiarised the work of others.

Student Signature _____Sahil Dixit_______________________________

I have kept a copy of my task Y/N

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RECORD OF SUBMISSION

Student Name: ________Sahil Dixit__________________ Class: __11.06__Subject: ___Physics_____

Task Number: ______1____ Date Due: __21/05/17_______ Date Submitted: ___21/05/07______

Student Signature: _Sahil Dixit_________ Teacher Signature: __________________________





CONTEXT FOR THE TASK

The discovery of electricity and then the electromagnetic spectrum has led to the rapid increase in the number of communication devices throughout the twentieth century. This module increases students' understanding of the nature, practice, application and uses of physics and current issues, research and developments in physics.

THE TASK

The task involves writing a 750-1000 word explanation of the underlying physical principles involved in one particular technology and describing the impact that the technology has had on society.

Choose a topic area from one of the following

Global Positioning System

CD technology

DVD technology

The internet (digital process)

OR

Any other technology of interest to you. (You must consult with your teacher before choosing a different technology) Mobile Phones

For your chosen topic area, identify relevant sources of data. Record references to this data in a bibliography.

Extract relevant information from multiple sources.

Keep copies of original sources of data

Highlight relevant information

Justify the importance of each piece of information

Present your explanation of the underlying physical principles that the technology depends on.

Describe some of the impacts that the technology has had on society.

TASK RUBRIC

You will be assessed on your ability to:

use relevant physics information and concepts

communicate effectively in writing utilizing headings and diagrams

present a logical, well structured answer to the question



IN ORDER TO UNDERTAKE THIS TASK YOU WILL NEED TO:

Gather data from at least three different sources, one of which must be a print resource

OUTCOMES BEING ASSESSED

P4. DESCRIBES applications of physics which affect society or the environment

P7. DESCRIBES the effects of energy transfers and energy transformations

P8. EXPLAINS wave motions in terms of energy sources and the oscillations produced

P12. DISCUSSES the validity and reliability of data gathered from first-hand investigations and secondary sources

P13. IDENTIFIES appropriate terminology and reporting styles to communicate information and understanding in physics

P14. DRAWS valid conclusions from gathered data and information

MARKING CRITERIA

MARKS

Uses headings and diagrams to present a logical explanation of the physical principles and description of the impact of the technology on society.

Links the technology to the underlying physical principles

Articulates some of the key features of the impact of the technology on society

Uses appropriate physics terms and concepts

Uses a minimum of 3 resources, one of which being a print based resource.

Extracts relevant information from sources and references this information in accepted manner.

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TO BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED WITH THE TASK

STUDENT...
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