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This is a fully online course that looks at everyday applications of physics. No prior physics knowledge is required. The course will look at the physics behind several everyday phenomena. Physics topics addressed in this course include thermodynamics, properties of fluids, basic mechanics, electricity and magnetism, waves, nuclear physics, quantum physics, optics and astronomy. Basic experimental methods will be covered through simulations and simple experiments that can be conducted at home. The course will make use of Physclips. The course would form a good basic physics knowledge for students studying life sciences, medicine and business and for those planning to sit the Gamsat exam. This is a quantitative course using algebra and trigonometry but not calculus.

Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 1, Term 2, Term 3



Delivery Mode

Fully online

Indicative contact hours


Conditions for Enrolment

Exclusion: PHYS1121, PHYS1131 or DPST1023, PHYS1221, PHYS1231 or DPST1024, PHYS1241, PHYS1211, PHYS1141

Course Outline

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Additional Information

This course is offered as General Education.

Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

Access past handbook editions (2018 and prior)

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