Physics

Lectures: Three 1-hour lectures per week
Tutorials: Not applicable
Laboratories: One 2-hour lab per week
Course coordinator: Anna Yang
Teaching staff: Anna Yang and Denis Burchill

PHYSICS 91F S1 FOUNDATION PHYSICS 1

An introductory course for those who have not previously studied physics. Topics include the nature of light; wave motion; basic mechanics of motion in a straight line, including the concepts of momentum and energy; an introduction to heat.

PHYSICS 92F S2 FOUNDATION PHYSICS 2

A second foundation course for those who understand the basic mechanics of motion in a straight line. Further mechanics, including equilibrium, projectile motion, rotational motion, and gravitation. Electromagnetism, including electrostatics, elementary circuits, and the effects of magnetic fields.

Recommended reading

There is no recommended textbook, although 6th form physics textbooks may be useful. A detailed workbook will be provided for each course.

Assessment (Semester One)

Coursework: 100% (laboratory 30%, assignments 20%, tests 50%).

Assessment (Semester Two)

Coursework: 40% coursework (laboratory 15%, assignments 10%, tests 15%).
Final examination: 60%