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PH1001 - Preparatory Physics

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Engineering (pre 2015)

This algebra-based subject is designed to give students the necessary knowledge and skills, both computational and practical, enabling them 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, other courses in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, and in other Faculties.

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 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Mr John Daicopoulos.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • 15 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (55%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (10%); prac write-ups (15%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Mr Jeremy Gordon
Lecturer: Dr Mark Payne.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • 15 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (55%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (10%); prac write-ups (15%).

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.