68101 Foundations of Physics6cp; Forms of attendance in this subject have changed to enable social distancing and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 in our community. There may also have been changes to the assessment requirements. Consequently, the Subject Outline information for this subject has changed. Details of the changes may be published in an Addendum to the Subject Outline which is available through your LMS (Blackboard or Canvas).
Anti-requisite(s): 68037 Physical Modelling AND 68041 Physical Aspects of Nature
Mathematics (not General or Standard)
This is a foundation physics subject primarily for students in the physical and chemical sciences. Students learn about the fundamentals of dynamics and statics, fluid mechanics, thermal physics, waves, and optics. A strong emphasis is placed on the investigative nature of physics research with an integrated laboratory program where students further develop their problem-solving skills relating to the lecture and tutorial material. They also gain an appreciation of good experimental design and the significance of information obtained in real-life modelling situations.
Autumn session, City campus
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- Subject EFTSL: 0.125