Physics 2

Course code EPPHYS252Units 10English Language & Foundation Studies Centre

EPPHYS252 Physics 2 prepares students for the commencement of undergraduate study and requires a sound knowledge of fundamental principles of physics. The depth and extent of the subject is similar to the HSC Physics course. It covers the basic concepts of electrostatics, magnetism, simple circuits and some modern physics.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. Provides a sound knowledge of the fundamentals of physics.
2. Extends a student's understanding of physical phenomena from that presented in EPPHYS152.
2. Develops problem solving and research skills essential for undergraduate study.
3. Illustrates the principles of physics with little mathematics.
4. Enhances problem solving and logical processes within a mathematical framework.
ContentPhysics II will cover:
1. Charge, Electrostatics and Coulomb's Law
2. Electric potential, fields and energy
3. Simple Resistor and capacitor circuits
4. Kirchoff's Rules for circuit analysis
5. Magnets and magnetic forces
6. Basic electromagnetism
7. The structure of the atom and its nucleus
8. Nuclear half life, nuclear decay and nuclear stability
9. Nuclear Fusion and Fission
10. Radiation dose and its biological effects.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeEPPHYS152
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassMid-Semester Examination, 18%:
Checks the student's ability for problem solving and demonstrates understanding of the concepts under examination conditions.
Essays / Written Assignments6 Short Answer Assignments, 32%:
Enhances the problem solving ability of students. Integrates theoretical concepts introduced in lectures, and their applications to real world phenomena.
Examination: FormalFinal Examination, in the University Examination period, 50%:
Checks the student's ability to solve problems and integrate various key concepts.
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EPPHYS252