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FS0405 - Physics

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: Division of Tropical Environments & Societies

This subject is designed to help students acquire scientific knowledge and skills needed to be able to progress to undergraduate programs which have science as a pre-requisite. It is a requirement for those wishing to progress into engineering at university. FS0406 introduces students to the general principles and practical aspects of physics. Students will also learn to use laboratory equipment and learn to complete laboratory exercises. Using these skills and their knowledge of the theories and facts of physics, students will collect, analyse and communicate information collected from experiments

Learning Outcomes

  • recognise quantities, symbols and units in SI and convert them;
  • use operations with vectors such as addition and subtraction of vectors;
  • identify gravitational, electrical, magnetic and nuclear forces as vectors and explain what causes them;
  • set up; undertake, and report on experiments under teacher supervision;
  • demonstrate basic understanding of modern physics (Nuclear physics), and compare and contrast with classical physics;
  • apply laws of physics such as Newtons Law, Conservation of momentum, conservation of energy, Coulombs Law and Ampers Law to everyday situations.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (15%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 2 - (15%) - Individual
  • Written > Lab/Practical report - (20%) - Individual.

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 62 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • assessment and self-directed study
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 62 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • assessment and self-directed study
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.