|Details for undergraduate courses|
|Content||The content of this unit includes the physical principles underlying mechanics; heat and thermodynamics; waves and optics; electricity and the breakdown of classical physics. The content is explored with reference to a range of applications and physical contexts, and developed and applied through a series of laboratory tasks. Skills in problem identification and mathematical solution are fostered through assignment sheets and tutorial activities.|
|Outcomes||Students are able to (1) develop a fundamental understanding of the principles underlying mechanics, heat and thermodynamics, waves and optics, electricity and the breakdown of classical Physics; (2) apply critical thinking skills in a range of conceptual physical situations; (3) use appropriate mathematical techniques; (4) develop and apply problem identification and mathematical solution skills in a physical context; and (5) develop skills in measurement, experimental technique and quantitative analysis relevant to physics.|
|Assessment||Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) assignments; (2) laboratory; (3) two scheduled tests; and (4) an end-of-semester examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.|
To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite standard(s) for the laboratory component of the unit, as specified in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
|Unit Coordinator(s)||John Brookes|
|Contact hours||Semester 1: labs: 6 x 3 hours; lectures: 3 x 45 minutes per week; tutorial support available|
Semester 2: labs: 6 x 3 hours; online recorded lectures: 3 x 45 minutes per week; weekly 45 minute tutorials
|Note||Students without ATAR Physics or equivalent are required to take PHYS1030 Physics Bridging Unit, prior to enrolling in this unit. This complementary unit in the Engineering Science major is required for all non-Chemical specialisations.|
Current information is available in the School of Physics textbooks list.