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PHYS1001: Physics 1 (Regular) (2019 - Semester 1)

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Unit: PHYS1001: Physics 1 (Regular) (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Junior
Faculty/School: School of Physics
Unit Coordinator/s:
Session options: Semester 1
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: None.
Co-Requisites: Recommended concurrent Units of Study: (MATH1001/MATH1901, MATH1002/MATH1902)
Prohibitions: PHYS1002, PHYS1901, EDUH1017
Brief Handbook Description: This unit of study is for students who gained 65 marks or better in HSC Physics or equivalent. The lecture series contains three modules on the topics of mechanics, thermal physics, and oscillations and waves.
Assumed Knowledge: HSC Physics
Timetable: PHYS1001 Timetable
T&L Activities: Lectures: Three 1-hour lectures, one 3-hour laboratory per week for 9 weeks and one 1-hour tutorial per week.

Practical Work:

Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.

(8) Professional Effectiveness and Ethical Conduct (Level 1)
1. a sense of responsibility, ethical behaviour and independence as a learner and as a scientist.
(7) Project and Team Skills (Level 1)
2. the ability to engage in team and group work for scientific investigations and for the process of learning
(6) Communication and Inquiry/ Research (Level 1)
3. the ability to communicate scientific information appropriately, both orally and through written work
4. the ability to find and analyse information and judge its reliability and significance
(1) Maths/ Science Methods and Tools (Level 1)
5. an understanding of the key concepts in three foundation areas of physics - mechanics, thermal physics and wave motion
6. the ability to apply these concepts to develop models, and to solve qualitative and quantitative problems in scientific and engineering contexts, using appropriate mathematical and computing techniques as necessary
7. an understanding of the nature of scientific measurement, and skills in the measurement of physical quantities and the handling of data
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Tutorial Questions No 10.00 Multiple Weeks 4, 5, 6,
2 Workshop Tutorials Yes 2.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 2, 5, 6,
3 Online Learning Modules No 1.00 Multiple Weeks 3, 5, 6,
4 Four Learning Quizzes No 1.00 Multiple Weeks 3, 5, 6,
5 Laboratory Work Yes 20.00 Multiple Weeks 2, 3, 4, 7,
6 Laboratory Skills test No 5.00 Week 8 1, 2,
7 Final Examination No 60.00 Exam Period 1, 3, 5, 6,
Assessment Description: 3 hour exam plus laboratories, assignments and mid-semester tests
Note on Resources: Young & Freedman. University Physics. 13th edition, with Mastering Physics, Addison-Wesley. 2012. Course lab manual.

Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp

Week Description
Week 8 Assessment Due: Laboratory Skills test
Exam Period Assessment Due: Final Examination

Course Relations

The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.

Course Year(s) Offered
Aeronautical Engineering / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Biomedical - Electrical Major 2013, 2014
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil (till 2014) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil Engineering / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil Engineering / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil Engineering / Design in Architecture 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil Engineering / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil (Construction Management) (till 2014) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil (Environmental) (till 2014) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil (Geotechnical) (till 2014) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil Engineering / Law 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil (Structures) (till 2014) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Computer Engineering (till 2010) 2010
Computer Engineering / Commerce 2010
Electrical (till 2014) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical (Bioelectronics) (till 2012) 2011, 2012
Electrical Engineering (Bioelectronics) / Arts 2011, 2012
Electrical Engineering (Bioelectronics) / Commerce 2011, 2012
Electrical Engineering (Bioelectronics) / Medical Science 2011, 2012
Electrical Engineering (Bioelectronics) / Science 2011, 2012
Electrical Engineering (Bioelectronics) / Law 2011
Electrical Engineering / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical (Computer) (till 2014) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Computer) / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Computer) / Commerce 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Computer) / Medical Science 2011, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Computer) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Computer) / Law 2011, 2013, 2014
Electrical (Power) (till 2014) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Power) / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Power) / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Power) / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Power) / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Power) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Power) / Law 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical (Telecommunications) (till 2014) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications) / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications) / Commerce 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications) / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications) / Law 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical / Medical Science 2015
Aeronautical (Space) / Medical Science 2015
Biomedical - Electrical Major 2015
Chemical & Biomolecular / Medical Science 2015
Civil 2015
Civil / Arts 2015
Civil / Commerce 2015
Civil / Design in Architecture 2015
Civil / Medical Science 2015
Civil / Project Management 2015
Civil / Science 2015
Civil (Construction Management) 2015
Civil (Environmental) 2015
Civil (Geotechnical) 2015
Civil / Law 2015
Civil (Structures) 2015
Electrical Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Electrical/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Electrical 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Electrical / Arts 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Electrical / Commerce 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Electrical / Medical Science 2015, 2016, 2017
Electrical / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Electrical / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020
Electrical / Science 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Electrical/Science (Health) 2018, 2019, 2020
Electrical (Computer) 2015
Electrical (Computer) / Arts 2015
Electrical (Computer) / Commerce 2015
Electrical (Computer) / Medical Science 2015
Electrical (Computer) / Project Management 2015
Electrical (Computer) / Science 2015
Electrical (Computer) / Law 2015
Electrical / Law 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Electrical (Power) 2015
Electrical (Power) / Arts 2015
Electrical (Power) / Commerce 2015
Electrical (Power) / Medical Science 2015
Electrical (Power) / Project Management 2015
Electrical (Power) / Science 2015
Electrical (Power) / Law 2015
Electrical (Telecommunications) 2015
Electrical (Telecommunications) / Arts 2015
Electrical (Telecommunications) / Commerce 2015
Electrical (Telecommunications) / Medical Science 2015
Electrical (Telecommunications) / Project Management 2015
Electrical (Telecommunications) / Science 2015
Electrical (Telecommunications) / Law 2015
Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical) / Medical Science 2010, 2011, 2012
Project Engineering and Management (Civil) (till 2012) 2010, 2011, 2012
Project Engineering and Management (Civil) / Arts 2011
Project Engineering and Management (Civil) / Commerce 2010, 2011
Project Engineering and Management (Civil) / Science 2011
Software Engineering (till 2014) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Telecommunications (till 2010) 2010
Electrical/Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018, 2019, 2020
Flexible First Year (Stream A) / Medical Science 2012, 2013
Flexible First Year Program: STREAM B 2014, 2015, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Aeronautical Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Biomedical Engineering / Science 2013, 2014
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical / Science 2015, 2016, 2017
Aeronautical (Space) / Science 2015
Biomedical Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Biomedical 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Biomedical /Science 2015, 2016, 2017
Chemical & Biomolecular 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Chemical & Biomolecular / Science 2015
Chemical & Biomolecular Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechanical / Science 2015, 2016, 2017
Mechanical (Space) / Science 2015
Mechatronic / Science 2015, 2016, 2017
Mechatronic (Space) / Science 2015
Software Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Software 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Software / Science 2015
Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical) / Science 2011, 2012
Mechanical Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechanical Engineering (Space) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechatronic Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechatronic Engineering (Space) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Law 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Science 2015
Flexible First Year Program: STREAM A 2015, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Flexible First Year (Stream A) / Project Management 2015
Flexible First Year (Stream A) / Science 2012

Course Goals

This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:

Attribute Practiced Assessed
(8) Professional Effectiveness and Ethical Conduct (Level 1) No 18%
(7) Project and Team Skills (Level 1) No 8%
(6) Communication and Inquiry/ Research (Level 1) No 27.6%
(1) Maths/ Science Methods and Tools (Level 1) No 45.4%

These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018 which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018 for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.