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LAWS1010 Torts

Torts is a first-year law course at the University of Sydney, and it’s the first course in which “real” law is studied after Foundations of Law. Torts is about civil wrongs that society recognises, where one person may bring an action against another. It encompasses such things as trespass and negligence.

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Torts Assignment
The assignment that was undertaken during the torts course
Assignment
Class Test
Contains exemplar responses for each of the questions in the class test
Exam
Legal Problem Solving Notes

MATH1005 Statistics

Statistics is a first-year science course at the University of Sydney.

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MATH1005 Notes
Contains a summary of key concepts introduced in the course
Notes

MATH1901 Differential Calculus

Differential Calculus is a first-year science course at the University of Sydney that lays the foundation for further studies in both pure and applied mathematics.

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MATH1901 Notes
Contains a summary of key concepts introduced in the course
Notes

MATH1903 Integral Calculus and Modelling

Integral Calculus and Modelling is a first-year science course at the University of Sydney that extends upon the principles learnt in differential calculus.

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MATH1903 Notes
Contains a summary of key concepts introduced in the course
Notes

PHYS1902 Physics 1B

Physics 1B is a first-year science course at the University of Sydney. For students in the Talented Students Program (TSP), part of the practical component of the course could be replaced by research project with researchers at the School of Physics. Together with Barry and Grace, I did a project entitled “Hide and Seek: The Search for High Redshift Galaxies”.

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TSP Report
The report on my section of the project, investigating the probability of finding high redshift galaxies when certain parameters were altered.
Report
TSP Presentation
The presentation from everyone in the group that explains the concept of redshift, characteristics of high redshift galaxies, and parameters that were investigated.
Credits: Enoch Lau, Grace Ng, Barry Tang
Presentation

SOFT1901 Software Development 1

Software Development 1 is a first-year course at the University of Sydney that introduces basic programming concepts, in particular, in terms of Java.

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Assignment 1 Testing Report
Testing report for the “Bank” assignment that shows normal, boundary and illegal cases.
Report
Assignment 2 Draft Acceptance Report
Draft acceptance report for the group assignment that outlined what the group expected the project to achieve by the final presentation.
Report
Assignment 2 Testing Report
Testing report for the group asignment that outlined test cases and results of tests.
Report
Assignment X (Integrated Development Environment) IDE Report
Report on NetBeans IDE 3.6, including its uses, features and shortfalls.
Report
Assignment 2 Poster
Poster to accompany the group assignment that discusses the aims, structure and result of the project, and includes screenshots and pretty photos.
Poster

SOFT1902 Software Development 2

Software Development 2 is a first-year course at the University of Sydney that extends upon the first semester course.

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Ethics Report
Report that discusses the issues surrounding information access, and explains how the project attempts to address those concerns.
Credits: Matthew Chen, Joshua Green, Enoch Lau, Andrew Meares
Report
Scalability Report
Report that discusses the runtime complexity of various components of the system, and compares empirical and theoretical results.
Credits: Matthew Chen, Joshua Green, Enoch Lau, Andrew Meares
Report
Testing Report
Report that outlines unit testing performed on my part of the project.
Report

TSP Water Project

Each year, the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney organises a first-year project that brings all the schools in the faculty under a common theme. In 2004, the theme was “Water”, and as part of the Mathematics group, I investigated fractals, in particular, the creation of snowflakes.

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Growing Snowflakes using Diffusion Limited Aggregation (DLA)
My individual presentation that discusses the program that I wrote to produce snowflakes using DLA, as well as empirical analysis on the snowflakes produced by the program.
Presentation
Snowflakes and Fractals
The group report on snowflakes and fractals that discusses the different ways in which snowflakes can be created, as well as mathematical theory underpinning fractals.
Credits: Thomas Clement, Julian Gibbons, Jeff Gordon, Enoch Lau, Ozan Onay, John Sun
Report
Final Presentation
The presentation that was delivered at the TSP night, and is a more user-friendly version of the above report (it included animations, but these have been excluded due to their size)
Credits: Thomas Clement, Julian Gibbons, Jeff Gordon, Enoch Lau, Ozan Onay, John Sun, presented by Julian and Enoch
Presentation