PHYS1221 Physics 1B
Weeks 1-6: Associate Professor Adam Micolich
Weeks 7-12: Professor Richard Newbury
Weeks 1-4: Professor Joe Wolfe
Weeks 5-8: Associate Professor Clemens Ulrich
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/
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.
Dr Elizabeth Angstmann (First Year Director)
Course Description :
This is the second of the two introductory courses in Physics. It is a calculus based course. The course is examined at two levels, with Physics 1A being the lower of the two levels.
The topics covered in PHYS1221 are: Electricity and Magnetism: electrostatics, Gauss's law, electric potential, capacitance and dielectrics, magnetic fields and magnetism, Ampere's and Biot-Savart law, Faraday's law, induction and inductance. Physical Optics: light, interference, diffraction, gratings and spectra, polarization. Introductory quantum theory and the wave nature of matter. Introductory solid state and semiconductor physics: simple energy band picture.
The course syllabus is available here
6 hours per week:
3 x 1 hour lectures, 1 x 1 hour problem solving workshop, 1 x 2 hour laboratory period
Students MUST pass the final examination and attempt ALL laboratory exercises in order to pass the course.
End of Semester Final Examination
In UNSW3+ (2019) this course will be offered in Terms 1 and 3 (T1 & T3).
PHYS1121 or PHYS1131 or PHYS1141
MATH1231 or MATH1241
Laboratory Exemptions for Repeating Students:
If you are a repeating student 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.