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Physics 1 (Fundamentals) - PHYS1002

Year - 2020

This unit of study is designed for students who have not studied Physics previously or scored below 65 in HSC Physics. The lecture series contains modules on the language of physics, mechanics, and oscillations and waves.

Three 1-hour lectures, one 3-hour laboratory per week for 9 weeks and one 1-hour tutorial per week.

3 hour exam plus laboratories, assignments and mid-semester tests (100%).

College Physics: A Strategic Approach by Knight, Jones and Field, 3rd edition. Pearsons 2014. Course lab manual.

Assumed knowledge
Students are encouraged to take (MATH1X21 or MATH1931 or MATH1X01 or MATH1906) and MATH1X02 concurrently.


PHYS1001 or PHYS1901 or EDUH1017 or PHYS1903


Faculty: Science

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Physics Academic Operations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Helen Johnston
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

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