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PHYSICS 1201 - Physics for the Life and Earth Sciences IB
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PHYSICS 1201 - Physics for the Life and Earth Sciences IB

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 7 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: Physics SACE Stage 2 and SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Methods, or PHYSICS 1101. Other students who have completed PHYSICS 1008 may be granted exemption on application to Head of Physics.
Assumed Knowledge: PHYSICS 1101 or PHYSICS 1008
Incompatible: PHYSICS 1200
Assessment: Written exam, workshop preparation, practical work & In-Semester tests
Syllabus:

This course provides an introduction to sensing and imaging as applied to biological systems and earth science. It is intended to provide a background in physics at university level for students who wish to major in biological sciences (Physics I and Mathematics I are recommended for students interested in Biophysics or Geophysics). The emphasis is on physics concepts and their application to relevant problems rather than on the more theoretical or mathematical development of concepts. It includes a study of oscillations, waves and sound, geometric and physics optics, electricity and magnetism, X-rays and radioactivity. Practical problem solving.

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 2 $1,169 Band 2 $1,169 select program select program


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 12/08/2019 Sat 31/08/2019 Fri 20/09/2019 Fri 01/11/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
23895 LE01 120 84 29 Jul - 16 Sep Monday 12pm - 1pm Darling West, G14, Darling West Lecture Theatre
30 Jul - 17 Sep Tuesday 11am - 12pm Darling West, G14, Darling West Lecture Theatre
8 Oct - 29 Oct Tuesday 11am - 12pm Darling West, G14, Darling West Lecture Theatre
14 Oct - 28 Oct Monday 12pm - 1pm Darling West, G14, Darling West Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
23447 WR04 21 4 9 Aug - 20 Sep Friday 11am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG24, Teaching Room
11 Oct - 1 Nov Friday 11am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG24, Teaching Room
23449 WR03 21 2 8 Aug - 19 Sep Thursday 2pm - 3pm Lower Napier, LG24, Teaching Room
10 Oct - 31 Oct Thursday 2pm - 3pm Lower Napier, LG24, Teaching Room
Related Class: Practical
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
23896 PR01 15 7 5 Aug - 5 Aug Monday 2pm - 5pm The Braggs, 450, Laboratory
19 Aug - 19 Aug Monday 2pm - 5pm The Braggs, 450, Laboratory
2 Sep - 2 Sep Monday 2pm - 5pm The Braggs, 450, Laboratory
16 Sep - 16 Sep Monday 2pm - 5pm The Braggs, 450, Laboratory
14 Oct - 14 Oct Monday 2pm - 5pm The Braggs, 450, Laboratory
23897 PR02 15 1 6 Aug - 6 Aug Tuesday 2pm - 5pm The Braggs, 450, Laboratory
20 Aug - 20 Aug Tuesday 2pm - 5pm The Braggs, 450, Laboratory
3 Sep - 3 Sep Tuesday 2pm - 5pm The Braggs, 450, Laboratory
17 Sep - 17 Sep Tuesday 2pm - 5pm The Braggs, 450, Laboratory
15 Oct - 15 Oct Tuesday 2pm - 5pm The Braggs, 450, Laboratory
23899 PR04 15 1 7 Aug - 7 Aug Wednesday 2pm - 5pm The Braggs, 450, Laboratory
21 Aug - 21 Aug Wednesday 2pm - 5pm The Braggs, 450, Laboratory
4 Sep - 4 Sep Wednesday 2pm - 5pm The Braggs, 450, Laboratory
18 Sep - 18 Sep Wednesday 2pm - 5pm The Braggs, 450, Laboratory
16 Oct - 16 Oct Wednesday 2pm - 5pm The Braggs, 450, Laboratory