PHYSICS A

PHY1PA

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKatherine Legge

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites VCE Physics 3 and 4 and Mathematical Methods 3 and 4 or equivalent.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFSTE First Year Survival Guide (second edition)PrescribedFaculty of Science, Technology and EngineeringLA TROBE UNIVERSITY 2012
ReadingsSears and Zamansky's University Physics with Modern Physics - First Australian SI EditionPrescribedYoung, Freedman & BhatalPEARSON ADDISON, WESLEY

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKatherine Legge

Class requirements

Directed Reading Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours directed reading per week from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
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 Week: 10 - 22
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.

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Three 1/2 hour tests15
laboratory work20
one 3-hour examinationIn 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