PHYS1221 Physics 1B
Weeks 1-5 Professor Tim Duty
Weeks 5-9 A/Professor Clemens Ulrich
Weeks 1-5 Professor Joe Wolfe
Weeks 5-9 Professor Richard Newbury
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.
A. Prof. 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
8 hours per week:
4 x 1 hour lectures, 1 x 2 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
Terms 1 & 3
In 2019 this course will be offered in Terms 1 and 3 (T1 & T3).
PHYS1121 or PHYS1131 or PHYS1141
MATH1231 or MATH1241
No laboraory exemptions for repeating students from Term 1, 2019.