PHYS 1006 Physics 2
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 300829
Coordinator Allan Torres Opens in new window
Description This subject develops a deeper understanding of physics for students pursuing courses in nanotechnology, chemical, physical and mathematical sciences. Topics covered include Mechanics: Equilibrium, stress and strain, harmonic oscillators, rotational motion, moment of inertia. Gravitation, types of force in nature. Thermal Physics: temperature, specific & latent heat, heat transfer, kinetic theory of gases, first law of thermodynamics, isothermal, isobaric & adiabatic processes. Introduction to Modern Physics: special relativity, time dilation, length contraction, momentum, mass, rest energy, velocity addition. Basic quantum theory, Planck's hypothesis, wave nature of matter, quantum mechanical view of atoms. Nuclear physics, radiation, half-life, nuclear reactions.
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject
Equivalent Subjects LGYA 6150 - Physics 2
HSC 2 Unit Physics or one semester of university level Physics or equivalent plus HSC 2 Unit Mathematics Band 4 (Not General Mathematics) or one semester of university level Mathematics or equivalent.
- Analyse the description of a physical problem, for the topics listed in the contents, and apply a frame of reference or other appropriate mathematical framework to the problem
- Explain the physical principles by writing down appropriate equations or other mathematical models such as a geometrical construct to produce a mathematical model of the physical problem
- Identify known and unknown variables in a mathematical model of a physical problem and manipulate the model to predict unknown variables
- Interpret results of calculations in terms of real physical world events
- Record, present and analyse experimental data
- Estimate the errors in a measurement and propagate the effects of these errors through simple calculations
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Quiz||4x 15 minute quizzes||20||N||Individual|
|Intra-session Exam||80 minutes||10||N||Individual|
|Final Exam||2 hours and 20 minutes||40||N||Individual|
|Practical||3hr lab classes in alternate weeks||30||N||Individual|
- Giancoli, D. C., Physics, Principles with Applications, 7th Edition, Pearson (2014)
- Physics 2 Laboratory Manual. Available from the bookshop or via this subjects vUWS web site
- Physics 2 Learning Guide. Available via this subjects vUWS web site
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