This course is for those who might intend to continue studying Physics, it is also a pre-requisite for some other courses in the Science Faculty. It is split into 2 semesterised courses, both of which must be taken to get a credit for Physics 1:
- Theory Course: Mechanics.
- Experimental course: Measurement and data analysis.
- Theory Course: Oscillations, waves, fields, AC theory, modern physics.
- Experimental course: Electrical circuits, elementary analogue and digital electronics.
Physics 1E1 - General Physics
This is a one-semester course. Credit in Physics 1E1 is a compulsory prerequisite for the BPharm 2 curriculum. Physics 1E (or Physics 1) is a compulsory credit for students who wish to major in Chemistry.
Physics 1E2 - Electronics literacy
This is a one-semester course, which can be taken by any student registered at Rhodes University. Students learn about electricity and electronics to the extent necessary to connect up and commission modern, popular commercial instrumentation, in particular microprocessor-based devices. They gain a general understanding of how many common electronic devices work. This requires literacy in electronics, not fluency.
This is the second year course in a Physics with Electronics major. (A Pass in Physics 101/102 is needed, along with maths, for admission to this course.)
This is the final course in a Physics major. A credit in Physics 2 and Maths 2 (pure or applied) are needed for admission into this course.