Physics 1B (Advanced) (PHYS1902)


This unit of study is a continuation of the more advanced treatment of Physics 1A (Advanced). Students who have completed PHYS1001 or PHYS1002 at Distinction level may enrol. It proceeds faster than Physics 1 (Technological), covering further and more difficult material. The lecture series contains modules on the topics of fluids, electricity and magnetism, and quantum physics.

Further unit of study information


Three 1-hour lectures, one 3-hour laboratory per week for 10 weeks and one 1-hour tutorial per week.


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


Young and Freedman. University Physics, 13th edition, with Mastering Physics. Addison-Wesley. 2012. Course lab manual.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

HSC Physics result of 90% or more, or PHYS1901, or Distinction or better in (PHYS1001 or PHYS1002)

HSC Physics or PHYS1001 or PHYS1002 or PHYS1901


PHYS1003 or PHYS1004

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.