PHYS 3006 Classical Physics
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 301262
Coordinator Timothy Stait-Gardner Opens in new window
Description This unit covers the key components of classical physics to the advanced level expected of a physics major. Newtonian mechanics will focus on realistic problems, in three dimensions and in the presence of friction and drag. Electromagnetism introduces Maxwell's equations, and applies them in the presence of matter. Thermodynamics is presented rigorously, focusing on the most general forms of the first and second laws. We will also introduce the basic elements of statistical physics. Fluids and waves will introduce the basic equations of fluids, and in particular the full (PDE) wave equation and its solution.
Discipline Physics And Astronomy
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject
Pre-requisite(s) PHYS 1006
Incompatible Subjects CHEM 2003 Classical Physics and Applied Technologies
Introductory mechanics: Newton’s laws, work, conservation of energy and momentum. Introductory Electrostatics: Electric forces and Coulomb’s law. Introduction to Magnetic fields: production by magnets & currents, magnetic forces on currents & charges; Induced EMF and Faraday’s law. Basic thermodynamic principles of heat, energy and temperature. Mathematics: integral and differential calculus, vectors.
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.
|Lab Reports x 6||500 words each||25||N||Individual|
|Final Examination||2 hours||50||Y||Individual|
Subject Contact Timothy Stait-Gardner Opens in new window