Unit

School Of Science

Physics 1Western Sydney University Unit Code: 300828.2

Discipline: PHYSICS

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Nicholas Tothill


Assumed Knowledge
HSC 2 Unit Mathematics Band 4 (Not General Mathematics) or equivalent.


Equivalent Units
300558 - Physics 1, 700035 Physics 1 (WSTC)

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Autumn  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - DAY  Nicholas Tothill  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2021 Autumn  Yes  Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road - DAY  Nicholas Tothill  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*

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About this Unit
Physics is the study of the fundamental nature of matter, energy, space-time, and motion. It uses conceptual, mathematical and experimental tools to achieve this understanding. In this unit, we survey mechanics, electromagnetism, optics and thermal physics, and briefly consider relativity, quantum physics and nuclear physics. Conceptual, mathematical and experimental understanding of physics will be developed, and the use of the tools of physics (e.g. estimation, uncertainty, dimensional analysis) will be introduced. This unit provides non-specialists (e.g. students in other majors and aspiring secondary teachers) with a good basic overview of the subject, and prepares specialist students for further study.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Students must have a Scientific Calculator and Laboratory Notebook (good quality A4 size book in which graphs, computer printouts and other relevant information may be added in as required).


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