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

Essay by sdixitHigh School, 11th gradeA+, July 2007

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Student Name: Sahil Dixit

Class: 11.06

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.

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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.

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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...