University of Technology Sydney

68101 Foundations of Physics

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Anti-requisite(s): 68037 Physical Modelling AND 68041 Physical Aspects of Nature
Recommended studies:

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.

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Autumn session, City campus

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