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PH1007 - Advanced Stream Physics 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This calculus-based subject is an introduction to special topics in Physics. The special topics in any given year may include: thermodynamics, special relativity, and nuclear and particle physics. There is also a laboratory component which introduces electric circuits, physical optics, and laboratory projects.

Learning Outcomes

  • recognize information, concepts, and principles of fundamental electric circuits and modern physics, including the correct use of terminology and definitions;
  • select, identify, and use the appropriate data and physics principles to complete a problem or task, including the manipulation of mathematical entities to solve problems in modern physics and electric circuits;
  • assess experimental data using specific standards and criteria, including identifying, describing and justifying the best approach to solving an experimental problem;
  • communicate experimental/observational data using a logbook, and compose a final report under the direction of a style manual.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (45%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Practical assessment/practical skills demonstration - (25%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: ((Maths B or equivalent or MA1020 or MA0020) and PH1005) or (Physics and Maths C)


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coordinator: Dr Lauren Waszek
Lecturers: Dr James Whinney, Assoc. Professor Daniel Kosov, Dr Lauren Waszek.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 30 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 20 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.