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PHY1104 Physics Concepts 1

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Sciences
School or Department : Biological & Physical Sciences
Version produced : 17 April 2014

Synopsis

Physics is about the fundamental natural laws governing our universe. Taken as a whole, physics can be considered as the behaviour of just two fundamental quantities (space-time and mass-energy) in the presence of just four fundamental forces (gravitational, electromagnetic and strong and weak nuclear forces). Using physics, small set of profound natural laws thus can be used to make sense of the complexities of the natural world, as well as the design and operation of our technology. Physics can be divided into different fields of study, with "classical physics" covering mechanics, acoustics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism and optics, and "modern physics" encompassing relativity and the quantum mechanics of light of matter. This course is called Physics Concepts 1 as it examines the conceptual basis of mechanics, acoustics and thermodynamics, and is a companion course to Physics Concepts 2, which covers electromagnetism, optics and modern physics. In this course students are provided with an introduction to key concepts, and obtain practice with relevant problem solving and experiments.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2013 External