PHY201 Fluids, Waves and Thermodynamics

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PHY201 Fluids, Waves and Thermodynamics


In PHY201 you will study a range of phenomena which can be explained in terms of wave motion, fluid properties and thermodynamics. While we generally think of wave motion in terms of the rise and fall of the surface of water as waves pass, waves are also displayed by many other oscillating systems including mechanical devices and musical instruments. In thermodynamics you will learn the laws governing heat energy and its utilisation, how engines work and ways they can operate more efficiently. Theory in this course is supported by a comprehensive practical program.

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(SCI107 or SCI507 or ENG1101) and (MTH104 or MTH202 or MTH502)
Semester of offer: *
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
Student contribution band:
Band 2
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* Semester of offer is subject to change.

Course outline

PHY201 Course Outline Semester 2, 2018 (PDF 361KB) Students enrolled in this course should check the course Blackboard site to ensure that they are accessing the most recent approved version of the course outline.

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