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Fundamentals of Physics



Curtin Perth


Exploration geophysics student in a field

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Learning pathway

What you'll learn

  • apply fundamental concepts and principles of physics
  • apply physics principles to understand the cause of problems, devise strategies to solve them
  • analyse and interpret given data and perform calculations based on the given data, while applying introductory scientific research methodologies
  • work scientifically and effectively to become a more responsible, reflective, self-directed and motivated learner


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  • Curtin course code: PHYS0004
  • Last updated on: March 17, 2020