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Physics 1 Fundamentals Complete H1 Lecture Summary Notes

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Reviews

Very content heavy, slides and lectures are all over the place

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2017

Like other reviews have stated, the subject is badly coordinated. There seems to be little structure available to help new, inexperienced physics students. Yes, most us did it because it was pre-req for vet med or the GAMSAT but most of us also wanted to actually pass/do well. The lecturers were the worst - they often made mistakes or were under-prepared. My tutor was alright but often confused. Daniel Pyke was an excellent tutor around exam time, though. I only got through this subject because I studied using the textbook and past exams. Don't expect prompt help. Pracs are extremely crammed and you are seriously pressed for time.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2017

Very dry subject content, the tutorials were pointless for me because it was all compulsory group work. The weekly assignments worth 1.5% each were unrelated to the lectures, and the lectures themselves were dry, and went too fast without much explanation.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2017

Worst subject by far. Very poorly taught and very dry content. Like other reviews have stated, I only did it because of the GAMSAT. It's undeniably the biggest regret of my life. I've never done this poorly in a subject and am really frustrated at the lack of coordination, the terrible structure of the subject, the lecturers who seem lost and confused half the time and more importantly the tutors who are absolutely clueless and do not engage with students whatsoever. Honestly, don't even bother with this subject. The content itself is so dry, you'll stop making an effort. The lecturers claim that doing it "helps with GAMSAT" blah blah, but youd get more value from learning GAMSAT level physics through a crash course or Khan Academy. Worst of all, they have weekly assignments due and practicals that have nothing to do with the content so you'll be investing lots of time with no result and have it figure out half the time what the hell youre being tested on. Lecturer Robert Scholten is even worse- laziest lecturer. Barely makes an effort with his working out which you'd be lucky if you can even understand. Worst subject ever. Not even worth 1 star.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2017

One of the worst subjects I've done at Melbourne Uni. I only did it because I needed the Physics knowledge for the GAMSAT. I probably would've been better off not doing the subject at all. Badly coordinated, tutors were crap and I stopped going half way through the semester. Same with the lectures. Lecturers didn't teach very well either. All round a bad subject.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2017

This is a pretty difficult subject, but I think you get as much as you put in. Keep up to date with the content, do a lot of practice Qs(!!!), pre-readings, etc - basically actually make an effort - and you should be fine.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2016

Very boring and difficult subject!!! Would be best to already have some physics knowledge before starting the subject

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2016

I actually did well in PHYC10005, but it was the worst unit I have ever taken. I completed this as a second year after realising I needed it as a pre-req for vet. Majority of the students who do this unit have no physics knowledge, average maths skills, and are only doing it because they have to. The tutorials are non-compulsory and my tutor had no idea about any of the content (I later found out, after complaining, that the coordinators were completely aware of this), the practicals are easy enough - especially if you get a good demonstrator. I had a nice demonstrator who was absolutely my saving grace in this unit. The lectures are not particularly useful and the lecturers are terrible. The homework assignments aren't too hard, especially if you've read the relevant textbook chapter. The exam is so much harder than anything expected of you in semester. If you have to do this unit: BUY THE TEXTBOOK, read all relevant parts and do the questions. If your tutor is useless go to another tute (a few of the tutors are actually good), and be able to do all of the tute questions. Go to the lectures as there are some exam hints thrown in. Do as well as possible on in semester assessment (pracs & homework), the exam is only worth 60%. Assess very early on if you need an external tutor, and get one if you do! Or form a study group with people from your tute, remember 98% of students studying this probably find it as difficult as you do! Do all of the practice exams, they give a good indication of what is expected on the final exam.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2016

The lectures don't really prepare you for the exam. And the tutorials are not even compulsory since they don't take attendance, but maybe it depends on the tutor. The practicals were really easy, and the demonstrators will always help you out. There will also be weekly assignments online where you do questions. Some of the questions are really hard, but most of the time you can just google the question and you will get the answer. But if you want to do well in this subject I recommend you have some physics knowledge or at least have a friend that does.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2014

This subject is hard. ESPECIALLY if you have not done any physics previously. When taught the content seems straightforward enough —if you make sure to pay attention— though it gets much more demanding in the tutorials and even more so in the exam. You are expected to be able to apply reasonably simple concepts to much harder, abstract problems. The textbook is your best friend, so make sure you work through chapter questions and try to read ahead of what is happening in the lectures.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2014