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Minor (2020)

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Title Physics
Organisational Unit Chemistry and Physics
Special requirements
Excluded Majors Physics and Nanotechnology
Excluded Minors
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
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Mathematics Background

MAS161 Prerequisites:
Applied Mathematics OR a final scaled score of 55% or more in TEE Calculus or equivalent OR a final scaled score of 55% or higher in ATAR Mathematics Specialist (or WACE Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D).


Physics Background

PEN152 Prerequisites:
Concurrent enrolment in MAS182 Applied Mathematics or MAS161 Calculus and Matrix Algebra; plus a final scaled score of 60% or more in WACE Physics 3A/3B or a pass in PEC/PEN120 General Physics.

Minor Structure - 12 credit points

100 Level Units - 6 credit points

Core Units - 6 credit points

MAS161 Calculus and Matrix Algebra - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

PEN152 Principles of Physics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

200 Level Units - 3 credit points

Core Units - 3 credit points

PEN231 Modern Physics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

200 and 300 Level Units - 3 credit points

Specified Electives - 3 credit points

Select from the following:

PEN332 Electromagnetism - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

PEN202 Thermodynamics for Physics and Nanotechnology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

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