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.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

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

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Assumed knowledge

(85 or above in HSC Physics or equivalent) OR (75 or above in one of 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.