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Area/Catalogue
PHYS 5

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Course Level

globe-earth-geography

Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
010523

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Engineering

Course aim

To introduce students to a study of the physical world and to develop their knowledge and understanding of some of the basic laws and principles of physics and their practical applications, in preparation for the commencement of a course of study at tertiary level.

Course content

Scalars and vectors; force and motion; energy and momentum; rotational motion and gravity; solids and fluids; vibrations and waves; electricity and magnetism; geometric optics.

Textbook(s)

Serway R A and Vuille C 2018, College Physics, 11, Cengage Learning

Prerequisite(s)

SACE Stage 1 Sciences.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 13 weeks
Practical 2 hours x 6 weeks
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Lecture (online video lectures) 2 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial (online video tutorials) 1 hour x 13 weeks
Practical (intensive 2 days during term break at Whyalla Campus) 16 hours x 2 days
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Lecture (online video lectures) 2 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial (online video tutorials) 1 hour x 13 weeks
Practical (intensive 2 days during term break at Mt Gambier Campus) 16 hours x 2 days

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
Practical completing the result sheet 20% N/A
Quizzes each 10 questions 30% each 10 minutes
Examination N/A 50% 2 hours
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Practical completing the result sheet 20% N/A
Quizzes each 10 questions 30% each 10 minutes
Examination N/A 50% 2 hours
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Practical completing the result sheet 20% N/A
Quizzes each 10 questions 30% each 10 minutes
Examination N/A 50% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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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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