Course details for PHY415115 Physics

Learning AreaScience
Available from01/01/2015
Available until31/12/2018
Size 15 credit points
Demonstrates TCE literacy standardNO
Demonstrates TCE numeracy standardYES
Demonstrates TCE ICT standardNO
Replaces the coursePHY315114
Physics is a fundamental science that endeavours to explain all the natural phenomena that occur in the universe using the method of experiment and observation and the method of mathematical reasoning. Its power lies in the use of a comparatively small number of assumptions, models, laws and theories to explain a wide range of phenomena, from the incredibly small to the incredibly large. Physics has helped to unlock the mysteries of the universe and provides the foundation of understanding upon which modern technologies and all other sciences are based.

Students learn how an understanding of physics is central to the identification of, and solutions to, some of the key issues facing an increasingly globalised society. They consider how physics contributes to diverse areas in contemporary life, such as engineering, renewable energy generation, communication, development of new materials, transport and vehicle safety, medical science, an understanding of climate change, and the exploration of the universe. Studying physics will enable learners to become citizens who are better informed about the world around them and who have the critical skills to evaluate and make evidence-based decisions about current scientific issues.

Supporting documents

Physics Information Sheet (2017)
(Updated Feb 27, 2017)
(Valid from Jan 1, 2017)
Physics Asessment Report 2016
(Updated Feb 7, 2017)
Physics Exam Paper 2016
(Updated Nov 25, 2016)
PHY415115 Physics Assessment Report (2015)
(Updated Feb 2, 2016)
Physics Exam Paper (2015)
(Updated Nov 22, 2015)

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