PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS B
Credit points: 15
On completion of this subject, students will be able to solve problems in electromagnetism and modern physics, which provide the basis for further study in physics, engineering or another science. They will be able to apply the concepts and terminology of electromagnetism and modern physics to solve related problems. The topics covered include optics, electrostatics, magnetostatics, magnetic induction, special relativity, nuclear and atomic structure. Students will conduct nine experimental investigations related to these topics. This subject and the first semester subject PHY1SCA 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 PHY11PAA, PHY12AGR, PHY12PAB, PHY10SCI, PHY1LSB
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 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|