Undergraduate | TAS-KYA103 | 2024
- Study method
- 100% online
- Subject may require attendance
- Entry requirements
- No ATAR needed,
- No prior study
- 14 weeks
- Start dates
- 2 Jan 2024
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About this subject
Upon successful completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Convey the fundamental laws and principles of classical physics through worked examples, practical demonstrations and experiments.
- Solve problems in classical mechanics by applying suitable formulae, vectors, graphs and diagrams.
- Use experimental techniques and analyse data to confirm laws of classical mechanics and make predictions.
- Module 1: Vectors, Graphs & Equations of Motion
- Module 2: Free Fall & Projectile Motion
- Module 3: Forces and Newton's laws
- Module 4: Energy, Work and Power, Momentum
- Module 5: Circular Motion
This subject aims to provide students with an understanding of basic physical concepts in classical mechanics. Understanding of motion, force, energy and momentum is instrumental to the study of other key areas of physics, such as: mechanics, electric and magnetic fields, waves, atoms and nuclei. This subject also aids students in analysing and synthesising information, problem solving and scientific experimentation. Students who successfully complete Introductory Physics will qualify for entry into subjects or degree programs at the University of Tasmania which have pre-tertiary Physics (PHY415115) or equivalent as a prerequisite, including first year subjects Physics 1A (KYA101) and Physics 1B (KYA102).
- Demonstrations of concepts (20%)
- Experiment (at home) (10%)
- Final Test (40%)
- Assignments x 4 from choice of 5 (30%)
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