An introduction to the fundamental laws, theories, and concepts that govern the behaviour of matter, energy, and the universe. You’ll cover momentum, sound, light, and more. Use your maths skills and create a foundation for further science study.
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- 29 May 2023
- 28 Aug 2023
- 27 Nov 2023
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- describe the behaviour of matter using the laws and models of physics.
- solve problems in physics that do not require knowledge of calculus.
- What is science?
- Motion in a straight line
- Newton's laws and vectors
- Momentum and energy
- Gravity and projectile motion
- Heat and thermodynamics
- Electricity and magnetism
- Waves and sound
- Light and optics
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- MUR-SCI16-General Physics (No longer available)
You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this subject:
You should have some knowledge of elementary algebra and trigonometry. If you do not have this knowledge, you should complete MAS110 Fundamentals of Mathematics before completing this subject.
- Other requirements - Murdoch University students should also note that PEN152, PEC120 and M150 are considered academically equivalent and therefore you should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed PEN152, PEC120 or M150.
This is an introductory physics unit, designed to provide a basis for further studies in the physical sciences. It covers a range of topics including measurement, motion, waves, light, thermal energy, electric and magnetic fields. This subject does not require knowledge of calculus. Applications and examples are drawn from the biological, environmental, medical and physical sciences.
Please Note: All students studying at Murdoch University will need to complete the compulsory unit, Murdoch Academic Passport (MAP100), which only takes 2-3 hours to complete online. Find out more: http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/MurdochAcademicPassport.
- Final Examination (50%)
- Problem Solving Assignments (20%)
- Laboratory Reports (10%)
- Tutorials (20%)
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