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General Physics

Undergraduate | MUR-PEN120 | 2024

Previously MUR-SCI16

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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Enrol by
18 Aug 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
26 Aug 2024,
25 Nov 2024

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General Physics

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. describe the behaviour of matter using the laws and models of physics.
    2. solve problems in physics that do not require knowledge of calculus.

Entry requirements

Prior study

To help set you up for success before you start this subject, we suggest completing or having equivalent knowledge in:

Equivalent subjects

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 (Not currently available)


You should have some knowledge of elementary algebra and trigonometry. If you do not have this knowledge, you should complete MAS164 Fundamentals of Mathematics before completing this subject.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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