Create a learning foundation for further science study. Traverse a range of topics from measurement, motion, waves, light, energy to electric fields. Gain and apply knowledge drawn from biological, environmental, medical and physical science fields.
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- 25 Nov 2019
- 02 Mar 2020
- 01 Jun 2020
- 31 Aug 2020
- 30 Nov 2020
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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 classical 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
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Web links
- Resources and Links
- Printable format materials
- Online Assessment
- Audio-Video streaming
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.
No special requirements
This subject was previously known as Introduction to Physics.
This is an introductory physics subject, 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.
- Problem solving; short answer (20%)
- Problem solving assignments (20%)
- 2 hour closed book invigilated exam (50%)
- Laboratory reports x 5 (10%)
Conceptual Physics Fundamentals: Pearson New International ed.
Quicksmart Introductory Physics
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.
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