Course

PHYS1141 Higher Physics 1A (Special)

Lecturer(s): 

Semester 1
Weeks 1-6:    Professor Joe Wolfe
Weeks 7-12:  Professor Alex Hamilton

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 : 

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 availablehere

Course Structure: 

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

Assessment: 

Students MUST pass the final examination and attempt ALL laboratory exercises in order to pass the course.

ASSESSMENT

WEIGHT

Laboratory

20%

Quizzes

10%

End of Semester Final Examination

70%

                                                   TOTAL 

100%

 

 

Semester(s) Offered: 

Semester 1

Co-requisites: 

MATH1131 or MATH1141 or MATH1151

Photo of Joe Wolfe
Professor

Joe Wolfe

Scientia Professor

Alex Hamilton