PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS A

PHY1SCA

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this foundation subject, you will be introduced to the concepts of classical physics that underpin the physical sciences, engineering and other sciences, and which provides the basis for further study in these fields. You will learn about mechanics, linear and rotational kinematics and dynamics, thermodynamics, waves, and simple harmonic motion. On completion of this subject, you will be able apply the concepts and terminology of classical physics to solve problems. Through a tailored laboratory program, you will gain hands-on experience of the essential apparatus of classical physics to make and analyse measurements. The subject is paired with the second semester subject PHY1SCB, and together constitute a mainstream University course in first-year Physics.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAndrew McDonald

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsPHY1LS

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

University physics (With modern Physics)

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorYoung, H.D and Freedman R.A.

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeInternational edition 13RD ED

PublisherPEARSON ADDISON WESLEY, SAN FRANCISCO.

ISBNN/A

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply the principles of mechanics, thermodynamics and waves to solve conceptual and numerical problems.
02. Use accurate terminology and appropriate SI units to describe physical phenomena related to mechanics, thermodynamics and waves.
03. Safely execute experiments using standard physics laboratory techniques and equipment.
04. Analyse and interpret laboratory results in the context of the topics covered in the subject.
05. Present findings of laboratory experiments in written form.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRussell Anderson

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Problem Based LearningWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 12
One 1.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 12 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Four Individual laboratory reports (1,200-words equivalent total)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
On-line quizzes (300-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2
One x 1-hour mid semester written examination (1,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2
One 2-hour end of semester written examination (2,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrew McDonald

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Problem Based LearningWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Four Individual laboratory reports (1,200-words equivalent total)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
On-line quizzes (300-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2
One x 1-hour mid semester written examination (1,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2
One 2-hour end of semester written examination (2,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2