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SEP122 - Physics for the Life Sciences

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Chris Lim

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Campus: 3 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week, 3 x 3 hour practicals per trimester.

Content

Topics addressed in this unit are: the basis of physics concepts, energy, sound and waves, the properties of atoms, electric fields and their effects, optics and vision, thermal properties, fluid properties and mechanics. Applications in biological and medical fields are discussed.

Assessment

Examination 60%, laboratory work 20%, two problem-based assignments (10% each) 20%.

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