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PHYSICS 1200UAC - Physics IB

Career: Non-Award
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: University of Adelaide College
Restriction: Only available to University of Adelaide College students
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Incompatible: PHYSICS 1200BR
Assessment: Written exam, workshop preparation, practical work & In-Semester tests
Syllabus:

This calculus-based course completes the Level I sequence for a major in physics, and also provides a quantitative understanding of physics concepts applicable in biological and geological sciences and in Engineering. Rigid body mechanics: centre of mass, rotational motion, torque, angular momentum, equilibrium, oscillations Waves and Optics: transverse and longitudinal waves, superposition, interference, standing waves, Fourier decomposition, Fermat's principle, geometric optics, physical optics, interference, Michelson interferometers, thin film interference, diffraction, resolution of telescopes. Relativity and Quantum Physics: kinematics, time dilation, length contraction, Lorentz transformations, transformation of velocities, relativistic momentum and energy, X-rays as waves and photons, photoelectric and Compton effects, pair production, de Broglie waves, uncertainty principle, the quantum mechanical wave function. Practical problem solving.

Course Fees

Tuition fees for students undertaking this course are charged by University of Adelaide College.


Course Outline

A Course Outline which includes Learning Outcomes, Learning Resources, Learning & Teaching for this course may be accessed here


Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
23154 LE01 175 175 25 Jul - 12 Sep Monday 2pm - 3pm Darling West, G14, Darling West Lecture Theatre
26 Jul - 13 Sep Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Darling West, G14, Darling West Lecture Theatre
29 Jul - 16 Sep Friday 11am - 12pm Darling West, G14, Darling West Lecture Theatre
4 Oct - 25 Oct Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Darling West, G14, Darling West Lecture Theatre
7 Oct - 28 Oct Friday 11am - 12pm Darling West, G14, Darling West Lecture Theatre
10 Oct - 24 Oct Monday 2pm - 3pm Darling West, G14, Darling West Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Practical
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
23155 PR01 30 30 27 Jul - 27 Jul Wednesday 10am - 11am The Braggs, 450, Laboratory
10 Aug - 10 Aug Wednesday 10am - 1pm The Braggs, 450, Laboratory
24 Aug - 24 Aug Wednesday 10am - 1pm The Braggs, 450, Laboratory
7 Sep - 7 Sep Wednesday 10am - 1pm The Braggs, 450, Laboratory
5 Oct - 5 Oct Wednesday 10am - 1pm The Braggs, 450, Laboratory
19 Oct - 19 Oct Wednesday 10am - 1pm The Braggs, 450, Laboratory