Available in 2021
Course code

PHYS1205

Units

10 units

Level

1000 level

Course handbook

Description

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, Fluids and Optics.


Availability2021 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2021

BCA Singapore

  • Semester 2 - 2021

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Explain the basic principles of physics and mathematics and how they apply to practical situations and engineering problems.

2. Solve qualitative and quantitative problems using mathematics and the principles of physics.

3. Perform laboratory and computational experiments and interpret the significance of the results with regards to the principles and applications of physics.

4. Communicate the results and significance of both theoretical and experimental work in written form.

5. Contribute to team and group work for scientific investigations and for the process of learning.


Content

  • Mathematical Methods in Physics-Vectors
  • Mechanics & Kinematics
  • Wave Mechanics
  • Fluids
  • Optics

Requisite

This course has similarities to PHYS1150, PHYS1200, or PHYS1210. If you have successfully completed any of these courses you cannot enrol in this course.


Assumed knowledge

HSC Mathematics Advanced or equivalent


Assessment items

Quiz: Quizzes

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Reports

Formal Examination: Formal Examination


Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Laboratory: Induction Requirement - Students must attend and pass the induction requirements before attending these sessions. - The laboratory in week 1 is a compulsory laboratory safety induction session.

Contact hours

BCA Singapore

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 14 hour(s) per Term Full Term starting in week 1

Week 1 has 3 x 1 hour lectures, weeks 2-11 have a 1 hour lecture per week which must occur after all labs have been conducted for the week.

Callaghan

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 14 hour(s) per Term Full Term starting in week 1

Week 1 has 3 x 1 hour lectures, weeks 2-11 have a 1 hour lecture per week which must occur after all labs have been conducted for the week.

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