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PHSC 103

Environmental Physics

Course overview

You’ll cultivate your knowledge of basic physics principles in the study of environmental, agronomic and biological systems including familiarisation with scientific report writing, basic scientific quantities and their units.

Course information

Available semesters Semester 2 2021
Credits 15
Domestic fees $895.00

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Identify and describe the physical principles underlying a variety of phenomena in everyday situations, in nature, and in practical agricultural, horticultural and biological systems.
  2. Solve both qualitative and numerical problems for a variety of phenomena in everyday situations, in nature, and in practical agricultural, horticultural and biological systems.
  3. Explain the fundamental operation of a variety of measuring instruments and demonstrate competency in obtaining and interpreting the results.
  4. Analyse experimental data, present the results in both numerical and graphical form, and critically discuss the findings of an experiment.
  5. Establish and apply the basic principles of physics, which are fundamental to everyday phenomena.
  6. Be acquainted with, through exposure to various applications, a practical understanding of a wide range of measurement techniques.
  7. Develop good scientific report writing.

Course examiners

Henry Chau

Dr Henry Chau

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences

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