PHYSICS FOR LIFE SCIENCES B
Credit points: 15
This unit is a natural sequel to PHY1LSA, but may be taken independently. It is an introduction to classical and modern physics useful for students in biological and animal sciences. The classical elements are forces, motion, fluids, heat, electricity and magnetism. Elements of modern physics such as special relativity, and quantum mechanics, are discussed. Students apply their knowledge of these elements in online quizzes, problem classes and laboratory classes. On completion, students will have a basic understanding of the fundamental principles of physics. No previous study of physics is assumed and mathematical methods are limited to basic algebra.
FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering
Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Hoxley
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Incompatible subjects PHY10SCI, PHY11ENG, PHY12SCB, PHY11SCA, PHY1SCA, PHY1SCB
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Physics: principles with applications (with www pack).||Prescribed||Giancoli, DC 2005||6TH EDN, PEARSON PRENTICE-HALL, USA.|
|Readings||FSTE First Year Survival Guide (second edition)||Recommended||Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering||LA TROBE UNIVERSITY 2012|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Hoxley
Nine 3.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
Problem Based Learning
One 2.0 hours problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
|one 1-hour mid semester examination||5|
|one 3-hour examination||55|