Subject details

Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:

  1. define concepts, describe the relationship between quantities and solve numerical problems in the areas of linear and rotational mechanics, fluids, electricity and magnetism, waves (sound and light), atomic and nuclear physics;
  2. interpret and analyse a physical system from a text, image or graphical form; be able to describe the behaviour of fundamental physical systems and the relationships between quantities that they possess; and
  3. express an understanding of scientific methods.
    • Topics are only available to enrolled students in the subject Moodle site.
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Web links

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - • Headphones or speakers ( required to listen to lecture and other media provided in subjects, a USB style headset has proven to provide superior audio quality to the jack style headset when used for online teaching software) • Headset, including microphone (highly recommended for participation in virtual classrooms) • Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations)
  • SoftwareDetails - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete their subjects. UNE's minimum requirements for all students in relation to the hardware and software a student requires to support their learning are found at:

This subject is intended for students who did NOT study high school Physics. It could be a "stand-alone" physics subject or would suit students who will go on to PHYS131 and PHYS132. Topics covered will include kinematics, dynamics, electricity and magnetism, wave motion, atomic and nuclear physics.

Assignment: 11 online activities - either multiple choice questions or simple numerical calculations. It is mandatory to pass this component in order to pass the subject. Relates to Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3 Final Examination. It is mandatory to pass this component in order to pass this subject. Relates to Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3

  • Assignment (40%)
  • Final Invigilated Examination (60%)

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