Credit points: 15
This subject is designed to promote a conceptual understanding of physics in the areas of mechanics, heat and material properties. Many of the topics students may have met in previous studies. In this unit there will be an emphasis on developing a firm understanding of the topics and the ways in which the concepts may be represented. Particular emphasis is placed on mathematical representation. The subject lays the foundation for subsequent studies in the engineering program or further studies in physical sciences.
FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering
Subject Co-ordinatorKatherine Legge
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Prerequisites VCE Physics 3 and 4 and Mathematical Methods 3 and 4 or equivalent.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||FSTE First Year Survival Guide (second edition)||Prescribed||Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering||LA TROBE UNIVERSITY 2012|
|Readings||Sears and Zamansky's University Physics with Modern Physics - First Australian SI Edition||Prescribed||Young, Freedman & Bhatal||PEARSON ADDISON, WESLEY|
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Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKatherine Legge
One 2.0 hours directed reading per week from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
One 1.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 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 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 2.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|Three 1/2 hour tests||15|
|one 3-hour examination||In order to pass this subject, students must obtain a mark of at least 40% on the examination, as well as an overall mark of at least 50%.||60|
|one practice exam (open book)||The tests provide formative feedback to the students throughout the semester with regard to their understanding of some basic concepts covered.||5|