Physics

Course code: 18119
Location: Brighton Courthouse
Day/time: Monday 12pm Weekly
Starts: 12 Feb   Ends: 4 Dec

Physics is the most basic of the sciences. It deals with the behaviour and structure of matter. Physics is usually divided into Classical Physics which includes motion, fluids, heat, sound, light, electricity and magnetism; and Modern Physics which includes the topics of relativity, atomic structure, quantum theory, condensed matter, nuclear physics, elementary particles, cosmology and astrophysics (Giancoli). This course will concentrate on classical physics: Mechanics, Oscillations & Waves, Thermodynamics, Electricity & Magnetism, Light and Optics; delving into modern physics if time permits. The subject is for those who wish to gain an understanding of how the universe around them works at the most basic and fundamental level.

Students will need a standard scientific calculator, pen, pencil and workbook.

Prerequisites: An inquiring mind and desire to understand how the universe works. The 3 Ps: perseverance, persistence and patience; and the 3 Ds: diligence, dedication and determination. Although it is not essential it is useful to enrol in Pure Mathematics as well.

Robert Reynolds
Robert completed a Bachelor of Science and Diploma of Education at the University of Melbourne, majoring in Biochemistry. He taught senior chemistry, junior science and junior mathematics in secondary schools, as well as private tutoring in science and maths. More recently he has completed a second Science degree at Monash University majoring in Maths and Physics, with an honors year in Theoretical Physics. His main hobbies and interests are science, mathematics, politics and current affairs.

Last updated 15 November 2017