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Physics 1B (Advanced) - PHYS1902

Year - 2020

This unit of study is a continuation of the more advanced treatment of Physics 1A (Advanced). Students who have completed PHYS1001 or PHYS1002 at Distinction level may enrol. It proceeds faster than Physics 1 (Technological), covering further and more difficult material. The lecture series contains modules on the topics of fluids, electricity and magnetism, and quantum physics.

Three 1-hour lectures, one 3-hour laboratory per week for 10 weeks and one 1-hour tutorial per week.

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

Young and Freedman. University Physics with Modern Physics, Global Edition. 14th edition, Pearsons 2015. Course lab manual.

Assumed knowledge
(85 or above in HSC Physics or equivalent) OR (75 or above in one of PHYS1001 or PHYS1002) OR (PHYS1901 or PHYS1903). Students are also encouraged to take (MATH1X23 or MATH1933 or MATH1X03 or MATH1907) and MATH1X05 concurrently.


Recommended Co-requisites: (MATH1003 or MATH1903) and (MATH1005 or MATH1905)


PHYS1003 or PHYS1004 or PHYS1904


Faculty: Science

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Physics Academic Operations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Helen Johnston
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

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