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124.100 Introductory Physics (15 credits)

An introductory course on phenomena and methods relevant to the study of physics. The use of physics concepts, including conservation laws, to analyse physical systems. Conversion of information between written, algebraic, graphical and diagrammatic forms. Methods for solving appropriate quantitative problems. Practical demonstrations and experiments.

Requirements Requirements help

Expected prior learning Requirements help

  • Students must have achieved at least 16 credits in NCEA Level 2 Mathematics or passed 247.002 or equivalent. All students, whether or not they have an NCEA history/background, must have a good grounding in basic maths. It is important that you can perform calculations using a calculator; understand and apply correct order of operations in calculations; re-arrange formulae to solve for an unknown. Not sure? Try our basic numeracy quiz:

Offerings Offerings help

Year Semester Mode Location
2021 Semester Two full semester Internal Auckland Campus
2021 Semester Two full semester Internal Manawatu Campus
2021 Summer School Distance
2022 Summer School Distance