This course provides an introduction to Physics. It is a calculus based course. The lecture content covered in this course is the same as Physics 1A and Higher Physics 1A. Higher Physics 1A (Special) features more advanced assessment, including separate tutorial and laboratory classes. This course is aimed at students who are considering undertaking a science or advanced science degree and majoring in physics or physical science.
Mechanics: particle kinematics in one dimension, motion in two and three dimensions, particle dynamics, work and energy, momentum and collisions, rotation.
Thermal physics: temperature, kinetic theory and the ideal gas, heat and the first law of thermodynamics.
Waves: oscillations, wave motion, sound waves.
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