Physics 2A (Advanced) (PHYS2911)


This unit of study is designed for students with a strong interest in Physics. The lecture topics are as for PHYS2011. They are treated in greater depth and with more rigorous attention to derivations than in PHYS2011. The assessment reflects the more challenging nature of the material presented.

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Further unit of study information


Two 1-hour lectures per week for 11 weeks; one 2-hour computational laboratory and one 3-hour experimental laboratory per week for 10 weeks.


One 2-hour exam, assignments, one 1-hour computational test, practical work, practical report and presentation, computational lab work (100%)


Young and Freedman, University Physics with Modern Physics Technology Update, 13th edition. with Mastering Physics, Pearsons, 2014.

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Unit of study rules


Credit or better average in- (PHYS1901 or PHYS1001 or PHYS1002) and (PHYS1902 or PHYS1003 or PHYS1004)

Assumed knowledge

(MATH1901 or MATH1001) and (MATH1902 or MATH1002) and (MATH1903 or MATH1003) and (MATH1905 or MATH1005)


PHYS2901 or PHYS2001 or PHYS2011 or PHYS2101 or PHYS2103 or PHYS2213 or PHYS2203

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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.