Fundamentals of Physics

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Fundamentals of Physics

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Physics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This is an introductory level course in physics for students from all disciplines.The course will cover the methods of Physics, including the folowing topics: the description of motion; forces and momentum; the dynamics of particles; kinetic and potential energy; the conservation of energy; temperature and thermal equilibrium; specific and latent heat; thermal energy; fluids and fluid flow; oscillations and simple harmonic motion; waves, wave reflection, refraction and interference; the wave nature of light; electric fields and charge; electric potential and energy; electric currents; magnetism; electromagnetic induction and Faraday?s law; early quantum theory and models of the atom; nuclear physics and radioactivity; nuclear energy.
    Note: There is no Assumed Knowledge for this course. It also serves as a suitable introduction to Physics for students whose Program requires them to take PHYS1121 or PHYS1131 but who do not have the recommended level of Assumed Knowledge for these courses.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.