Physics 1 (Regular) (PHYS1001)


This unit of study is for students who gained 65 marks or better in HSC Physics or equivalent. The lecture series contains three modules on the topics of mechanics, thermal physics, and oscillations and waves.

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Three 1-hour lectures, one 3-hour laboratory per week for 9 weeks and one 1-hour tutorial per week.


3 hour exam plus laboratories, assignments and mid-semester tests (100%).


Young & Freedman. University Physics with Modern Physics, Global Edition. 14th edition, Pearsons 2015. Course lab manual.

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Unit of study rules

Assumed knowledge

HSC Physics or PHYS1003 or PHYS1004 or PHYS1902 or equivalent. Students who have not completed HSC Physics (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Physics Bridging Course (offered in February).


PHYS1002 or PHYS1901 or EDUH1017

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.