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Area/Catalogue
PHYS 1008

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
008600

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)

Course aim

To extend the students knowledge and understanding of the basic laws and principles of physics, their practical applications and to develop an appreciation of how these laws and principles operate in experimental and applied physics.

Course content

Modern Physics: introduction to quantum physics, quantum mechanics, atomic physics, solid state physics, nuclear physics, superconductivity.
Electricity and Magnetism: electrostatics, dc theory, magnetism, electromagnetic induction, ac theory.
Practical Component: The practical component emphasises the basic skills required in the experimental study of physical systems. Topics covered include nuclear and radiation physics, electronics, quantum physics, ac circuits.
Workshop Component: Interactive group problem solving, computer literacy, selected topic reinforcement.

Textbook(s)

Giancoli DC 2008, Physics for Scientists & Engineers (with Modern Physics) , 4, Prentice Hall

Prerequisite(s)

Knowledge of year 12 physics and mathematics is assumed.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 3 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 12 weeks
Practical 1 hour x 10 weeks
Workshop 1 hour x 12 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Continuous assessment 500 words 25% N/A
Practical 3000 words 25% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 2.5 hrs

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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