Principles of Physics
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- 27 Nov 2023
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- Enrolling and eligibility
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- provide you with in-depth knowledge of the fundamentals of physics.
- enhance your problem solving and critical thinking skills.
- give you the opportunity to learn and practice the skills needed to design and perform experimental tests, acquire data, analyse that data, and communicate the significance of your results to others.
- Kinematics and Dynamics Conservation Principles Equilibrium Collisions and impulse
- The relationships between Linear and angular variables
- Moment of inertia and torque Period, frequency and angular frequency of rotating bodies
- Centre of mass Damping, forcing and resonance in vibrating bodies
- Transverse and longitudinal waves
- Travelling sinusoidal waves and the wave equation
- Superposition in waves
- Applications of basic physical concepts
- Electrostatics and DC Circuits
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:
A final scaled score of 60% or more in WACE Physics 3A/3B or equivalent background education if a student has not completed pre-requisite PEN120/SCI16 General Physics.
No additional requirements
This subject covers the principles of classical physics, which relate to engineering and metallurgy as well as physical, biological and health sciences. Content: motion in one and two dimensions, force, Newton's Laws, work, energy, momentum, non linear oscillatory and circular motion, hydrostatistics, flow rates, electricity, DC circuits, magnetism.
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.
Assessment in this subject is designed to facilitate student learning on a continual basis. There are 5 multiple choice tests to help students consolidate their knowledge. Two assignments of a problem solving type help students develop their problem solving skills and one assignment where students write a scientific report based on a small proof-of-concept experiment, develops their experimental design and communication skills. Self-tests on the unit website allow students to practice what they learn, without penalty. The final exam focuses on understanding and problem solving. Students can do more than the minimum amount of work to get a better understanding of the material by working through the questions and problems at the end of each chapter in the textbook.
- Open book timed online exam (50%)
- Scientific Report (10%)
- Workshops and Test (12%)
- Laboratory Reports (10%)
- Assignment (18%)
Current study term: 26 Nov 23 to 25 Feb 24
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