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PH1001 - Preparatory Physics

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This algebra-based subject is designed to give students the necessary knowledge and skills, both computational and practical, to analyse real physical problems and to solve them using sound physical principles and mathematics. The subject is comprised of many topics representing aspects of introductory physics relevant to subsequent courses in physics, and other courses in the College of Science and Engineering, and the University. The theme of PH1001 responds to the questions "How does it work?" and "Why is it so?" by relating specific observable phenomena to the Laws of Physics. This is an introduction to the principles behind physics with examples and topics covering the life sciences, geology, and engineering.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply the use of knowledge and concepts to explain physical observations;
  • identify a broad set of the basic principles of fundamental physics;
  • demonstrate the skills of measurement and observation on selected phenomena;
  • compose mathematical solutions for various problems and observations.

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Mr John Daicopoulos
Lecturers: Mr John Daicopoulos, Dr Sara Brice.
Contact hours:
  • 39 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • 15 hours practicals
    Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (20%); on-line quizzes (10%); practicals (20%).

    Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
    Census Date 29-Aug-2019
    Coordinator: Dr Mark Payne
    Lecturers: Mrs Carolyn Diedricks, Dr Mark Payne.
    Contact hours:
    • 39 hours lectures
    • 13 hours tutorials
    • 15 hours practicals
      Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (20%); on-line quizzes (10%); practicals (20%).

      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.