Integrated Physics

Course code PHYS1205Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

For Engineers knowledge of Physics is essential to understand and transform the world around us. This course is designed for students in selected Engineering programs with no or little physics background. It focuses on illustrating and developing an understanding of the interplay between mathematics and physics in engineering. The course examines some of the core topics in physics essential for further studies in engineering such as Mechanics, Vibrations & Waves, Electricity & Magnetism, Fluids and Optics. It also includes a special unit on mathematical/computational modelling in physics.

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

Callaghan CampusSemester 1, Semester 2
UoN SingaporeTrimester 3
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Apply the acquired knowledge of the basic principles of physics and mathematics to practical situations
3. Demonstrate their analytic and problem solving skills
4. Demonstrate their laboratory and computing skills
5. Demonstrate written and/or communication skills
ContentTopics will include:
Mathematical Methods in Physics-Vectors
Mechanics & Kinematics
Wave Mechanics
Electricity & Magnetism
Replacing Course(s)No
TransitionNot to count for credit PHYS1150, PHYS1200 or PHYS1210.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge2 unit mathematics from the NSW HSC, or equivalent.
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 2 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 PHYS1205