Physics 1 prepares students for undergraduate study by developing an introductory understanding of physics and its fundamental principles. The depth and extent of the course is similar to HSC Physics. The course covers the basic concepts of mechanics, forces, energy and waves.
- Semester 1 - 2016
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Provide a sound knowledge of the fundamentals of physics.
2. Develop problem solving and research skills essential for undergraduate study.
3. Illustrate the principles of physics with little mathematics.
4. Enhance problem solving and logical processes within a mathematical framework.
Physics I will cover:
- The definition of Physics and its relation to other sciences.
- The definition of fundamental quantities and scientific notation.
- Basic mathematical concepts and skills used in physics.
- Scalar and vector quantities and basic vector algebra.
- Motion in one and two dimensions and the equations of kinematics.
- The study of dynamics using Newton's laws.
- Concepts of force, mass, work and momentum; the work-energy theorem and forms of energy.
- Laws of conservation of energy and conservation of momentum: elastic and inelastic collisions.
- Circular motion and the law of gravity.
- Vibrations and wave motion: types of waves, Simple Harmonic motion and its relationship to circular motion.
- Introduction to sound and the Doppler effect.
This course is only available to students who are active in the Open Foundation Program or the Yapug Program.
Written Assignment: Written Assignments
In Term Test: Mid-Semester Examination
Formal Examination: Final Examination
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks
Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks