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Physics (6 points)


Leader: Dr David Mills

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Principles of measurement: including simple resistive circuits, time-varying signals, oscilloscope. Mechanics: including inertial frames, Newton's laws, energy, momentum, simple harmonic motion and applications. Introduction to Special Relativity. Basic concepts of thermodynamics. Waves: The behaviour of waves including reflection, polarisation, interference and diffraction with applications to mechanical waves, optics, sound, light and X-rays.

Assessment: Examinations (2 x 2 hours): 63% + Laboratory work: 25% + Tests: 12%

Contact Hours: Three 1-hour lectures and one 3-hour laboratory class per week

Prerequisites: Year 12 Physics

Corequisites: recommended MTH1020 or MTH1030

Prohibitions: PHS1031

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