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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 1201 - SACE Stage 2 Physics or 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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Units
EFTSL
Amount
3
0.125
          
  


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 05/08/2024 Wed 14/08/2024 Fri 13/09/2024 Fri 25/10/2024


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
23786 LE01 50 12 22 Jul - 9 Sep Monday 12pm - 1pm Darling West, G14, Darling West Lecture Theatre
23 Jul - 10 Sep Tuesday 11am - 12pm Darling West, G14, Darling West Lecture Theatre
1 Oct - 22 Oct Tuesday 11am - 12pm Darling West, G14, Darling West Lecture Theatre
7 Oct - 21 Oct Monday 12pm - 1pm Darling West, G14, Darling West Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Practical
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21405 PR06 15 6 1 Aug - 1 Aug Thursday 2pm - 5pm The Braggs, 450, Laboratory
15 Aug - 15 Aug Thursday 2pm - 5pm The Braggs, 450, Laboratory
29 Aug - 29 Aug Thursday 2pm - 5pm The Braggs, 450, Laboratory
12 Sep - 12 Sep Thursday 2pm - 5pm The Braggs, 450, Laboratory
10 Oct - 10 Oct Thursday 2pm - 5pm The Braggs, 450, Laboratory
23787 PR01 15 1 29 Jul - 29 Jul Monday 2pm - 5pm The Braggs, 450, Laboratory
12 Aug - 12 Aug Monday 2pm - 5pm The Braggs, 450, Laboratory
26 Aug - 26 Aug Monday 2pm - 5pm The Braggs, 450, Laboratory
9 Sep - 9 Sep Monday 2pm - 5pm The Braggs, 450, Laboratory
7 Oct - 7 Oct Monday 2pm - 5pm The Braggs, 450, Laboratory
23789 PR03 15 FULL 31 Jul - 31 Jul Wednesday 10am - 1pm  
14 Aug - 14 Aug Wednesday 10am - 1pm  
28 Aug - 28 Aug Wednesday 10am - 1pm  
11 Sep - 11 Sep Wednesday 10am - 1pm  
9 Oct - 9 Oct Wednesday 10am - 1pm  
Related Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
23149 WR01 20 1 1 Aug - 12 Sep Thursday 9am - 10am Engineering & Mathematics, EM212, Teaching Room
3 Oct - 24 Oct Thursday 9am - 10am Engineering & Mathematics, EM212, Teaching Room
23150 WR03 20 13 2 Aug - 13 Sep Friday 9am - 10am Engineering & Mathematics, EM213, Teaching Room
4 Oct - 25 Oct Friday 9am - 10am Engineering & Mathematics, EM213, Teaching Room
23151 WR02 20 8 1 Aug - 12 Sep Thursday 2pm - 3pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM212, Teaching Room
3 Oct - 24 Oct Thursday 2pm - 3pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM212, Teaching Room