Physics underpins most aspects of modern engineering, technology, and medicine; developments in physics often drive social change. Knowledge of physics is therefore vital to understanding the world around us. Physics is needed to make new materials, monitor our environment, put satellites into orbit, harness energy, determine the strength of structures, take scans of the human body, develop faster computers, etc. The course is calculus based and covers topics from mechanics and kinematics, wave mechanics, electricity, particle physics, cosmology, and thermal physics.
Availability2020 Course Timetables
- Semester 1 - 2020
- Semester 2 - 2020
- Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Explain the basic principles of mechanics, waves, electricity and thermodynamics, and their relevance to aspects of engineering, technology, physical phenomena and everyday situations.
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.
A calculus based physics course aimed at students who have completed HSC Physics and Mathematics.
Mechanics and Kinematics
Foundations of Electricity
Big Questions in Physics
Foundations of Thermodynamics
2 Unit HSC Mathematics with a result in Bands 5 or 6 or equivalent and HSC Physics or equivalent
Quiz: Class Quizzes
Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory Reports
Quiz: Online Quizzes
Formal Examination: Final Examination
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. - In order to participate in this course students must complete a compulsory safety induction.
Callaghan and PSB Singapore
Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks
This includes the introductory lab session
Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks