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PH1001 - Preparatory Physics

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: School of Engineering

The theme of the subject is to respond to questions "How does it work?" and "Why is it so?" by relating specific observable phenomena to the Laws of Physics. This is a celebration of Physics in the world around us with examples and case studies biased towards the life and health sciences.

Learning Outcomes

  • ability to use this knowledge to explain things;
  • acquire a broad knowledge of the basic principles of classical physics;
  • acquire skills of measurement and observation on selected phenomena;
  • an appreciation of how the Laws of Physics can be used to explain many phenomena in the everyday world.

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator: David Godwin
Lecturer: Mr John Daicopoulos.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 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 25-Aug-2011
Coord/Lect: David Godwin.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 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.