PHYS1141 Higher Physics 1A (Special)



Term 1:

Weeks 1-5:       A/Professor Elizabeth Angstmann
Weeks 5-9:       Dr. Kate Jackson

Weeks 1-5:       Professor Joe Wolfe
Weeks 5-9:       A/Professor Dennis Stello



Fundamentals of Physics (Extended) 11th ANZ Edition, Halliday, Resnick & Walker, Pub. Wiley, ISBN: 9781119561774

Wiley website link to purchase any version of the textbook: Halliday 11E ANZ edition -purchasing link

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: 

A/Professor Elizabeth Angstmann (First Year Director)

Course Description : 

This course provides an introduction to Physics. It is a calculus based course. The lecture content covered in this course is the same as Physics 1A and Higher Physics 1A. Higher Physics 1A (Special) features more advanced assessment, including separate tutorial and laboratory classes. 
Mechanics: particle kinematics in one dimension, motion in two and three dimensions, particle dynamics, work and energy, momentum and collisions, rotation.
Thermal physics: temperature, kinetic theory and the ideal gas, heat and the first law of thermodynamics.

Waves: oscillations, wave motion, sound waves.

This course is aimed at students who are considering undertaking a science or advanced science degree and majoring in physics or physical science.

The syllabus is available here.

Course Structure: 

8 hours per week:
2 x 2 hour lectures, 1 x 2 hour problem solving workshop, 1 x 2 hour laboratory period






Quizzes (Moodle quizzes 10% + 2 invigilated quizzes 10% each)


End of Semester Final Examination






TERM(S) Offered: 

Term 1


MATH1131 or MATH1141 or MATH1151 or MATH1011

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Associate Professor

Elizabeth Angstmann

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Kate Jackson

Photo of Joe Wolfe

Joe Wolfe

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A/Prof and ARC Future Fellow

Dennis Stello