PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A
Lecturer(s):
Weeks 1-5: Professor Joe Wolfe
Weeks 5-9: Professor Chris Tinney
Term 2:
Weeks 1-5: A/Professor Dimi Culcer
Weeks 5-9: A/Professor Clemens Ulrich
Weeks 1-5: A/Professor Rajib Rahman
Weeks 5-9: Professor Sue Coppersmith
Term 3:
Weeks 1-5: A/Professor Elizabeth Angstmann
Weeks 5-9: Professor Alex Hamilton
Weeks 1-7: A/Professor Elizabeth Angstmann
Weeks 8-9: A/Professor Dennis Stello
Textbook:
Fundamentals of Physics (Extended) 10th Edition, Halliday, Resnick & Walker, Pub. Wiley, ISBN: 9781118730232
Wiley website link to purchase any version of the textbook: http://www.wileydirect.com.au/buy/fundamentals-of-physics-10th-edition/
REFERENCES:
Physics Vol 1, Asia-Pacific Edition, R. Serway, J.Jewett, K. Wilson and K. Wilson, Pub. Cengage Learning, ISBN: 978-0170189309
Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics, 8th Edition, Serway & Jewett, Pub. Thomson.
Course Coordinator:
Dr Elizabeth Angstmann (First Year Director)
Course Description :
Assumed Knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent. If you have not reached this level of physics and mathematics you may wish to take PHYS1111 Fundamentals of Physics before enrolling in this course.
The syllabus of the course is available here
Course Structure:
8 hours per week:
4 x 1 hour lectures, 1 x 2 hour problem solving workshop, 1 x 2 hour laboratory period
Assessment:
ASSESSMENT | WEIGHT |
Laboratory | 20% |
Quizzes (Moodle quizzes 10% + 2 invigilated quizzes 10% each) | 30% |
End of Semester Final Examination | 50% |
TOTAL | 100% |
TERM(S) Offered:
Terms 1, 2 and 3
In 2019 this course will be offered in Terms 1, 2 and 3 (T1, T2 & T3).
Co-requisites:
MATH1131 or MATH1141 or MATH1151
Additional Information:
Laboratory Exemption for Repeating Students:
If you are a repeating student and completed the laboratory component only in 2018, you may apply for a laboratory exemption. Your previous lab grade will determine whether you qualify for a laboratory exemption; you need a mark of 15/20 or above.
To apply for laboratory exemption please complete and submit the form online: Lab Exemption form for the Repeating Students.