PHYS1231 Higher 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 Higher Physics 1B being the higher of the two levels. While the same content is covered as Physics 1B, Higher Physics 1B features more advanced assessment, including separate tutorial and laboratory groups.
The topics covered in PHYS1231 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).
PHYS1131 or PHYS1141 or a mark of 65 or above in PHYS1121
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.