PHYS101-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024

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

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024

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) a) TRNS008 with a B+ or better grade, and b) TRNS017, or

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

Restrictions

PHYS113, PHYS112

Equivalent Courses

PHYS113

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 10:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
02 Monday 15:00 - 16:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
02 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
02 Friday 15:00 - 16:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Drop in Class A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 17:00 - 18:00 E6 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 13:00 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab
19 Feb - 25 Feb
4 Mar - 10 Mar
18 Mar - 24 Mar
29 Apr - 5 May
13 May - 19 May
27 May - 2 Jun
02 Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab
19 Feb - 25 Feb
4 Mar - 10 Mar
18 Mar - 24 Mar
29 Apr - 5 May
13 May - 19 May
27 May - 2 Jun
03 Tuesday 13:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab
19 Feb - 25 Feb
4 Mar - 10 Mar
18 Mar - 24 Mar
29 Apr - 5 May
13 May - 19 May
27 May - 2 Jun
04 Wednesday 10:00 - 13:00 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab
19 Feb - 25 Feb
4 Mar - 10 Mar
18 Mar - 24 Mar
29 Apr - 5 May
13 May - 19 May
27 May - 2 Jun
05 Thursday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab
19 Feb - 25 Feb
4 Mar - 10 Mar
18 Mar - 24 Mar
29 Apr - 5 May
13 May - 19 May
27 May - 2 Jun
06 Thursday 13:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab
19 Feb - 25 Feb
4 Mar - 10 Mar
18 Mar - 24 Mar
29 Apr - 5 May
13 May - 19 May
27 May - 2 Jun
07 Monday 10:00 - 13:00 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab
26 Feb - 3 Mar
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 28 Apr
6 May - 12 May
20 May - 26 May
08 Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab
26 Feb - 3 Mar
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 28 Apr
6 May - 12 May
20 May - 26 May
09 Tuesday 13:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab
26 Feb - 3 Mar
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 28 Apr
6 May - 12 May
20 May - 26 May
10 Wednesday 10:00 - 13:00 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab
26 Feb - 3 Mar
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 28 Apr
6 May - 12 May
20 May - 26 May
11 Thursday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab
26 Feb - 3 Mar
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 28 Apr
6 May - 12 May
20 May - 26 May
12 Thursday 13:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab
26 Feb - 3 Mar
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 28 Apr
6 May - 12 May
20 May - 26 May
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 Jane Soons 602
19 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
02 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Jane Soons 602
19 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
03 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 Jane Soons 602
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
04 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 411
19 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
05 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Rata 128 Tutorial Room
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
06 Thursday 16:00 - 17:00 Psychology - Sociology 213
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
07 Friday 16:00 - 17:00 Psychology - Sociology 307
19 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
08 Friday 16:00 - 17:00 Jane Soons 602
19 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
09 Friday 14:00 - 15:00 Jane Soons 602
19 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
10 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Jane Soons 602
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
11 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 Jane Soons 602
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
12 Friday 14:00 - 15:00 Rata 129 Tutorial Room
19 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
13 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 Rata 129 Tutorial Room
19 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
14 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 315
19 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
15 Thursday 16:00 - 17:00 Psychology - Sociology 307
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
16 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Rata 129 Tutorial Room
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
17 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Rata 129 Tutorial Room
19 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
18 Thursday 16:00 - 17:00 Jane Soons 602
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
19 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Jane Soons 602
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
20 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Jane Soons 603
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
21 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 Rata 129 Tutorial Room
19 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
22 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Ernest Rutherford 260
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
23 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 Elsie Locke 104A
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
24 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Rata 128 Tutorial Room
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
25 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 Jane Soons 602
19 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
26 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 Psychology - Sociology 411
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
27 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Meremere 409
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
28 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 Rehua 427 Technology Workshop
19 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
29 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 411
19 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
30 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 251
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
31 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Jane Soons 602
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
32 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Jane Soons 602
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
33 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Jane Soons 602
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
34 Friday 14:00 - 15:00 Psychology - Sociology 307
19 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
35 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 Zoom
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 E14 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
02 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 A5 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
03 Tuesday 17:00 - 18:00 E8 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
04 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 F3 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
18 Mar - 24 Mar
02 Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00 C2 Lecture Theatre
18 Mar - 24 Mar
03 Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00 C3 Lecture Theatre
18 Mar - 24 Mar
04 Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00 A2 Lecture Theatre
18 Mar - 24 Mar
05 Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00 E9 Lecture Theatre
18 Mar - 24 Mar
06 Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00 K1 Lecture Theatre
18 Mar - 24 Mar
Test B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
6 May - 12 May
02 Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00 A2 Lecture Theatre
6 May - 12 May
03 Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00 A3 Lecture Theatre
6 May - 12 May
04 Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
6 May - 12 May
05 Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00 A4 Lecture Theatre
6 May - 12 May
06 Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00 A6 Lecture Theatre
6 May - 12 May
07 Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00 K1 Lecture Theatre
6 May - 12 May

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Adrian McDonald

Lecturers

Simon Brown and Martin Allen

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Final Exam 50%
Laboratory 10% Marks will be assigned based on lab book checkpoint marking/laboratory participation.
Electronic Tests (prior to class) 5% 30 out of 36 for full marks
Term Test A 15% Week 5
Term Test B 15% Week 9
Tutorial 5% Marks will be assigned for BOTH active participation in your tutorial stream AND for answers submitted before your tutorial stream to a subset of the assigned tutorial questions. The maximum grade can be achieved for participation in 10 out of the 12 sessions. Pre-tutorial work in Week 1 will be accepted after the session.


Satisfactory performance in the laboratory work and a 40% mark in the final exam are required to pass the course. If your score in the exam improves on your average test mark, the exam will count for 80% of your grade.

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $978.00

International fee $4,988.00

* 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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