Classical Physics

La Trobe University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Classical Physics

  • Host University

    La Trobe University

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Physics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    PHY1SCA and PHY1SCB and MAT1NLA and MAT1CDE

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    15
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    On completion of this subject, students will be able to solve problems in classical optics and thermodynamics, which provide a basis for further study in physics or another science. They will be able to use the essential apparatus in a physics laboratory to take and analyse measurements, and understand the vocabulary and concepts of classical optics and thermodynamics.  Students will conduct experimental investigations related to these topics. This subject and  PHY2MOD together constitute a mainstream course in physics at the second-year level. Knowledge and competence in the material presented in PHY1SCA, PHY1SCB, MAT1CNS or MAT1NLA and MAT1CLA or MAT1CDE is assumed.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.