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PH1005 - Advanced Stream Physics

Credit points: 3
Year: 2010
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: School of Engineering

This subject covers topics in mechanics including relativity and forms the basis for further studies in engineering (statics and dynamics) as well as physics. This subject will cover 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, systems in equilibrium, special relativity.

Learning Outcomes

  • the ability to generate, calculate, interpret and communicate numerical information in ways appropriate to a given discipline or discourse;
  • the ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • the ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • the acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area.
Prerequisites: [(Senior Maths B or MA1020) and (Physics or Maths C or MA1000)] or admission to 102810 or 102910 or 50110M. Allow concurrent for MA1000
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
PH1011 EG1001

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 25-Mar-2010
Coordinator: Professor Ronald White
Lecturers: Mr John Daicopoulos, Mr Jeremy Gordon, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • 12 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (55%); quizzes or tests (%); 30% - assignments and tests, 15% laboratory work (compulsory) (45%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 25-Mar-2010
Coordinator: Professor Ronald White
Lecturers: Mr John Daicopoulos, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • 12 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (55%); quizzes or tests (%); 30% - assignments and tests, 15% laboratory work (compulsory) (45%).

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