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PH1005 - Advanced Stream Physics 1

Credit points: 03
Year: 2018
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This calculus-based subject covers topics in mechanics which forms the basis for further studies in engineering (statics and dynamics) as well as physics. This subject will cover experimental data analysis, vectors, kinematics, projectile motion, Newtonian mechanics, kinetic energy, potential energy and work, conservation of energy, centre-of-mass and momentum, conservation of momentum for systems of particles, rotational kinematics and dynamics.

Learning Outcomes

  • recall or recognize information, concepts, and principles of fundamental mechanics, including the correct use of physics terminology and definitions;
  • translate, comprehend, or interpret the information in a word problem while deciding on the relevant principles and diagrams necessary to solve fundamental problems in mechanics;
  • select, identify, and use the appropriate data and physics principles to complete a problem or task, including the manipulation of mathematical entities to solve fundamental problems in mechanics;
  • integrate and analyse experimental data using mathematical and graphical techniques in order to develop a broad array of basic skills and tools of experimental physics and data analysis;
  • assess or critique experimental data on the basis of specific standards and criteria, including identifying, describing and justifying the best approach to solving a particular experimental problem.
Prerequisites: Maths B or MA1020 or MA1000 or MA1008. Allow concurrent for MA1000 and MA1008
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
PH1011 EG1001

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 22-Mar-2018
Contact hours:
  • 39 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • 26 hours practicals
    Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (20%); online quizzes (10%).

    Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
    Census Date 22-Mar-2018
    Contact hours:
    • 39 hours lectures
    • 26 hours tutorials
    • 26 hours practicals
      Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (20%); online quizzes (10%).

      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.