PHYS101-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Engineering Physics A: Mechanics, Waves, Electromagnetism and Thermal Physics

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023

Description

This is a required course for all Engineering Programmes as well as Physics and Astronomy degrees. PHYS101 builds on NCEA level 3 physics to develop Mechanics, Conservation Laws, Fluids, Waves, Thermal Physics, and Electromagnetism into an essential foundation for science and technology understanding.

Your first reference for all matters related to PHYS101 should be the course outline this is available on LEARN and in the "Course Links" below.  This will be updated as information becomes available throughout  the course. You should also examine the discussion forums on the course web pages (see LEARN section in this document) and ask general questions in those forums.

Any queries about information not covered in this course outline should be directed to the email address  below,  please  email  only that address as this helps to ensure that your questions are
answered by the appropriate person. You should make the subject line of your email informative enough so that the issue you have can be identified from that subject line.

EMAIL: physics101@canterbury.ac.nz

Learning Outcomes

The goal of this course is to provide foundation knowledge of Mechanics, Conservation Laws, Fluids, Waves, Thermal Physics and Electromagnetism for students advancing in physical science and engineering degrees.  Students will obtain basic competency in analysing and solving physical problems in these areas.  They will also obtain basic physics laboratory skills and data analysis techniques.

Prerequisites

1) a) PHYS111 or NCEA 14 credits (18 credits strongly recommended) at level 3 Physics, and b) MATH101 or 14 Credits (18 credits strongly recommended) at level 3 Mathematics (including the standards 'Apply differentiation methods in solving problems (91578)' and 'Apply integration methods in solving problems(91579)), or

2) Cambridge: D at A level or an A at AS level in both Physics and Mathematics, or

3) IB: 4 at HL or 6 at SL in both Physics and Mathematics, or

4) approval of the Head of Department based on alternative prior learning.

Restrictions

PHYS113, PHYS112

Equivalent Courses

PHYS113

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 C1 Lecture Theatre 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 17:00 - 18:00 - 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 C1 Lecture Theatre 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Drop in Class A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 17:00 - 18:00 - 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab 17 Jul - 23 Jul
31 Jul - 6 Aug
14 Aug - 20 Aug
11 Sep - 17 Sep
25 Sep - 1 Oct
9 Oct - 15 Oct
02 Wednesday 13:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab 17 Jul - 23 Jul
31 Jul - 6 Aug
14 Aug - 20 Aug
11 Sep - 17 Sep
25 Sep - 1 Oct
9 Oct - 15 Oct
03 Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab 17 Jul - 23 Jul
31 Jul - 6 Aug
14 Aug - 20 Aug
11 Sep - 17 Sep
25 Sep - 1 Oct
9 Oct - 15 Oct
04 Tuesday 13:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab 17 Jul - 23 Jul
31 Jul - 6 Aug
14 Aug - 20 Aug
11 Sep - 17 Sep
25 Sep - 1 Oct
9 Oct - 15 Oct
05 Thursday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab 17 Jul - 23 Jul
31 Jul - 6 Aug
14 Aug - 20 Aug
11 Sep - 17 Sep
25 Sep - 1 Oct
9 Oct - 15 Oct
06 Thursday 13:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab 17 Jul - 23 Jul
31 Jul - 6 Aug
14 Aug - 20 Aug
11 Sep - 17 Sep
25 Sep - 1 Oct
9 Oct - 15 Oct
07 Wednesday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab 24 Jul - 30 Jul
7 Aug - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 8 Oct
16 Oct - 22 Oct
08 Wednesday 13:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab 24 Jul - 30 Jul
7 Aug - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 8 Oct
16 Oct - 22 Oct
09 Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab 24 Jul - 30 Jul
7 Aug - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 8 Oct
16 Oct - 22 Oct
10 Tuesday 13:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab 24 Jul - 30 Jul
7 Aug - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 8 Oct
16 Oct - 22 Oct
11 Thursday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab 24 Jul - 30 Jul
7 Aug - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 8 Oct
16 Oct - 22 Oct
12 Thursday 13:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab 24 Jul - 30 Jul
7 Aug - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 8 Oct
16 Oct - 22 Oct
Pals sA
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 16:00 - 18:00 A7 31 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
02 Wednesday 15:00 - 17:00 Psychology - Sociology 251 31 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
03 Thursday 10:00 - 12:00 Rehua 328 Visual Arts 31 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 A7 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
02 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 Jane Soons 602 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
03 Thursday 17:00 - 18:00 - 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
04 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 260 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
05 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 210 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
06 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 111 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
07 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 Ernest Rutherford 260 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
08 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 235 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
09 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 235 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
10 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 260 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
11 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 Jane Soons 602 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
12 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 210 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
13 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 - 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
14 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 307 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
15 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 315 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
16 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 Beatrice Tinsley 112 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
17 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 James Logie 105 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
18 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Ernest Rutherford 260 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
19 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 235 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
20 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 235 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
21 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Ernest Rutherford 260 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
22 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Jane Soons 602 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
24 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 210 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
26 Friday 15:00 - 16:00 Online Delivery 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 18:30 - 19:30 C1 Lecture Theatre 14 Aug - 20 Aug
02 Wednesday 18:30 - 19:30 C2 Lecture Theatre 14 Aug - 20 Aug
03 Wednesday 18:30 - 19:30 C3 Lecture Theatre 14 Aug - 20 Aug
04 Wednesday 18:30 - 19:30 A1 Lecture Theatre 14 Aug - 20 Aug
Test B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 18:30 - 19:30 A1 Lecture Theatre 25 Sep - 1 Oct
02 Thursday 18:30 - 19:30 C3 Lecture Theatre 25 Sep - 1 Oct
03 Thursday 18:30 - 19:30 C1 Lecture Theatre 25 Sep - 1 Oct
04 Thursday 18:30 - 19:30 C2 Lecture Theatre 25 Sep - 1 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Simon Brown

Lecturer

Martin Allen

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Final Exam 50%
Laboratory 15% 5% Lab book checkpoint marking; 10 % Two Laboratory reports assessment grade based on your highest marked attempt).
Electronic tests 5% Prior to class electronic tests (30 out of 36 for full marks).
Test A 10%
Test B 10%
Tutorial 10% Marks for active participationand an ‘honest attempt’ at two of the assigned questions before the session. Maximum grade can be achieved for participation in 10 out of the 11sessions.


A satisfactory performance in the Exam is required for a passing grade in this course.

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Serway, Jewett, Wilson, Wilson and Rowland; Physics Vol 1. and Vol. 2 ; (2nd edition);

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $951.00

International fee $4,750.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Physical & Chemical Sciences .

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