Everyday Physics

Course code PHYS1150Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

This course provides an introduction to the basic knowledge and techniques used in physics and needed to analyse physical problems in the research and development environment. It provides an introduction to the physics of motion, the properties of fluids, electrical devices and heat transfer.

The course is designed specifically to cater to the needs of students in science-based courses at the Ourimbah Campus. Students in a range of disciplines at Ourimbah including Exercise and Sport Science, Food Technology and Marine Biology will find this course useful. There is an emphasis on practical applications of physics so that at the end of the course students should be able recognise and develop solutions to problems in their area of specialisation that relate to basic physics.

Not to count with PHYS1200, PHYS1205 and PHYS1210.

In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory Workplace Health and Safety requirement. Students will receive full information on this compulsory course component in the course outline provided by the school.

Available in 2015

OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will have:

1. been introdceed to basic concepts in physics relevant to the professional practice of science
2. developed student understanding of how and why scientists use physics to solve problems.
3. developed basic problem solving skills using basic mathematics and physics.
ContentThe courses consists of 3 parts.

(1) Classical Mechanics:
Motion, Force and Torque, Energy and Momentum.

(2) Electricity:
Electric Fields, Potential Electrical Energy and Capacitance, Current and Resistance, Direct Current Circuits.

(3) Properties of Matter:
Mechanical Properties of Solids, Density and Pressure in Liquids, Fluid Flow, Temperature and heat transfer
Replacing Course(s)n/a
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNo prior knowledge is assumed
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: Formal
Laboratory Exercises
Quiz - Class
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 6 weeks
Laboratory: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 5 weeks
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentWHS-Safety Induction or Risk Assessment. Compulsory Course Component: In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory safety induction.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for PHYS1150