PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS A
Credit points: 15
On completion of this unit, students will be able to solve problems in classical physics (mechanics, thermodynamics and waves) which provide the basis for further study in physics, engineering or another science. They will be able to use the essential apparatus in a physics laboratory to take and analyse measurements, and understand the vocabulary and concepts of classical physics. The topics covered include linear and rotational kinematics and dynamics, thermodynamics, and simple harmonic motion. Students will conduct nine experimental investigations related to these topics. This subject and the second semester subject PHY1SCB together constitute a mainstream course in Physics at the first-year level. Knowledge and competence in the material presented in VCE physics and maths is assumed.
FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering
Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Hoxley
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Incompatible subjects PHY11ENG, PHY11PAA, PHY12AGR, PHY12PAB, PHY10SCI, PHY1LSA
Equivalent subjects PHY10SCI
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Physics for scientists and engineers: a strategic approach, with modern physics||Prescribed||Knight, RD 2008||3RD ED, PEARSON ADDISON WESLEY, SAN FRANCISCO.|
|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 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Hoxley
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.
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Nine 3.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|one 1-hour mid semester examination||5|
|one 3-hour examination||55|