Physics 1 (Fundamentals) (PHYS1002)


This unit of study is designed for students who have not studied Physics previously or scored below 65 in HSC Physics. The lecture series contains modules on the language of physics, mechanics, 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%).


College Physics: A Strategic Approach by Knight, Jones and Field, 3rd edition. Pearsons 2014. Course lab manual.

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Unit of study rules


PHYS1001 or PHYS1901 or EDUH1017

Study this unit outside a degree

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.