This subject aims to provide students with an understanding of basic physical concepts in classical mechanics. Understanding of motion, force, energy and momentum is instrumental to the study of other key areas of physics, such as: mechanics, electric and magnetic fields, waves, atoms and nuclei. This unit also aids students in analysing and synthesising information, problem solving and scientific experimentation.
Students who successfully complete Introductory Physics will qualify for entry into units or degree programs at the University of Tasmania which have pre-tertiary Physics (PHY415115) or equivalent as a prerequisite, including first year units Physics 1A (KYA101) and Physics 1B (KYA102).
|Unit name||Introductory Physics|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Danijela Ivkovic|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||5 Week Session Jan A||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Launceston||5 Week Session Jan A||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Cradle Coast||5 Week Session Jan A||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Online||5 Week Session Jan A||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|5 Week Session Jan A||2/1/2023||9/1/2023||19/1/2023||5/2/2023|
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- Convey the fundamental laws and principles of classical physics through worked examples, practical demonstrations and experiments.
- Solve problems in classical mechanics by applying suitable formulae, vectors, graphs and diagrams.
- Use experimental techniques and analyse data to confirm laws of classical mechanics and make predictions.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:KYA004 Physics Foundation Unit
|Assessment||Final Test (40%)|Demonstrations (20%)|Experiment (10%)|Assignments (30%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
The following free online textbook is recommended for this unit:
College Physics https://openstax.org/details/books/college-physics
You may wish to study from the following textbook:
New Century Senior Physics: Concepts in context by R. Walding, G. Rapkins and G. Rossiter (2004, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, ISBN: 978 0 19 551777 4)
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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