Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 3 x one hour lectures per week; 1 x one hour tutorial per week; 28 hours of practical work (8 x three hour laboratory sessions and up to 30 minutes of pre-laboratory activity) and 10 weekly assignments of 30 minutes each during the semester. |
Total Time Commitment:
Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours
Physics and Mathematics prerequisites exist for this subject.
Study Period Commencement:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
Students who have not completed the equivalent of VCE Unit 3/4 Specialist Mathematics are encouraged to enrol in MAST10005 Calculus 1 prior to or concurrently with this subject.
It will be assumed that students are familiar with the content of PHYC10001 Physics 1: Advanced or PHYC10003 Physics 1 or PHYC10005 Physics 1: Fundamentals.
|Non Allowed Subjects:||
Students may only gain credit for one of
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
CoordinatorDr Roger Rassool
Director of First Year Studies
This subject is designed for students with a sound background in physics, whose interests lie mainly in applications of physics to systems in the physical sciences, technology or engineering. Topics include:
To enable students to understand the importance of physical principles to the physical, technological and engineering sciences, and develop their capacity to:
Ongoing assessment of practical work during the semester (25%); ten weekly assignments (10 x 1.5% = 15%); a 3-hour written examination in the examination period (60%).
Satisfactory completion of practical work is necessary to pass the subject (i.e. attendance and submission of work for at least 80% of workshop sessions together with a result for assessed work of at least 50%).
R Knight, Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics, 2nd edition, Addison-Wesley, 2008
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
A student who completes this subject should be able to:
This subject is available for science credit to students enrolled in the BSc (both pre-2008 and new degrees), BASc or a combined BSc course.
B-ENG Electrical Engineering stream |
B-ENG Mechanical Engineering stream
Science credit subjects* for pre-2008 BSc, BASc and combined degree science courses
Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG. Core selective subjects for B-BMED.
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