PHYS101-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024

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

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 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 13:00 - 14:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
02 Monday 17:00 - 18:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 29 Sep
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
02 Wednesday 17:00 - 18:00 K1 Lecture Theatre
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 29 Sep
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
02 Friday 14:00 - 15:00 E8 Lecture Theatre
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 29 Sep
Drop in Class A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 17:00 - 18:00 K1 Lecture Theatre
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 14:00 - 17:00 320 Physics Lab Space
Ernest Rutherford 319
15 Jul - 21 Jul
29 Jul - 4 Aug
12 Aug - 18 Aug
9 Sep - 15 Sep
23 Sep - 29 Sep
7 Oct - 13 Oct
02 Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00 320 Physics Lab Space
Ernest Rutherford 319
15 Jul - 21 Jul
29 Jul - 4 Aug
12 Aug - 18 Aug
9 Sep - 15 Sep
23 Sep - 29 Sep
7 Oct - 13 Oct
03 Tuesday 13:00 - 16:00 320 Physics Lab Space
Ernest Rutherford 319
15 Jul - 21 Jul
29 Jul - 4 Aug
12 Aug - 18 Aug
9 Sep - 15 Sep
23 Sep - 29 Sep
7 Oct - 13 Oct
04 Wednesday 09:00 - 12:00 320 Physics Lab Space
Ernest Rutherford 319
15 Jul - 21 Jul
29 Jul - 4 Aug
12 Aug - 18 Aug
9 Sep - 15 Sep
23 Sep - 29 Sep
7 Oct - 13 Oct
05 Wednesday 13:00 - 16:00 320 Physics Lab Space
Ernest Rutherford 319
15 Jul - 21 Jul
29 Jul - 4 Aug
12 Aug - 18 Aug
9 Sep - 15 Sep
23 Sep - 29 Sep
7 Oct - 13 Oct
06 Thursday 09:00 - 12:00 320 Physics Lab Space
Ernest Rutherford 319
15 Jul - 21 Jul
29 Jul - 4 Aug
12 Aug - 18 Aug
9 Sep - 15 Sep
23 Sep - 29 Sep
7 Oct - 13 Oct
07 Monday 14:00 - 17:00 320 Physics Lab Space
Ernest Rutherford 319
22 Jul - 28 Jul
5 Aug - 11 Aug
19 Aug - 25 Aug
16 Sep - 22 Sep
30 Sep - 6 Oct
14 Oct - 20 Oct
08 Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00 320 Physics Lab Space
Ernest Rutherford 319
22 Jul - 28 Jul
5 Aug - 11 Aug
19 Aug - 25 Aug
16 Sep - 22 Sep
30 Sep - 6 Oct
14 Oct - 20 Oct
09 Tuesday 13:00 - 16:00 320 Physics Lab Space
Ernest Rutherford 319
22 Jul - 28 Jul
5 Aug - 11 Aug
19 Aug - 25 Aug
16 Sep - 22 Sep
30 Sep - 6 Oct
14 Oct - 20 Oct
10 Wednesday 09:00 - 12:00 320 Physics Lab Space
Ernest Rutherford 319
22 Jul - 28 Jul
5 Aug - 11 Aug
19 Aug - 25 Aug
16 Sep - 22 Sep
30 Sep - 6 Oct
14 Oct - 20 Oct
11 Wednesday 13:00 - 16:00 320 Physics Lab Space
Ernest Rutherford 319
22 Jul - 28 Jul
5 Aug - 11 Aug
19 Aug - 25 Aug
16 Sep - 22 Sep
30 Sep - 6 Oct
14 Oct - 20 Oct
12 Thursday 09:00 - 12:00 320 Physics Lab Space
Ernest Rutherford 319
22 Jul - 28 Jul
5 Aug - 11 Aug
19 Aug - 25 Aug
16 Sep - 22 Sep
30 Sep - 6 Oct
14 Oct - 20 Oct
13 Thursday 13:00 - 16:00 320 Physics Lab Space
Ernest Rutherford 319
22 Jul - 28 Jul
5 Aug - 11 Aug
19 Aug - 25 Aug
16 Sep - 22 Sep
30 Sep - 6 Oct
14 Oct - 20 Oct
14 Friday 11:00 - 14:00 320 Physics Lab Space
Ernest Rutherford 319
22 Jul - 28 Jul
5 Aug - 11 Aug
19 Aug - 25 Aug
16 Sep - 22 Sep
30 Sep - 6 Oct
14 Oct - 20 Oct
Pals A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
02 Wednesday 15:00 - 17:00 Psychology - Sociology 456
22 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
03 Friday 15:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 465
22 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
04 Tuesday 11:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 244
22 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 Rehua 529
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
02 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 411
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
03 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Jane Soons 602
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
04 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 Jane Soons 602
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
05 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 Rehua 427 Technology Workshop
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
06 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 Jane Soons 602
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
07 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 121
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
08 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 Jane Soons 602
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
09 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 James Logie 105
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
10 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 Beatrice Tinsley 112
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
11 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Psychology - Sociology 210
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
12 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 Meremere 409
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
13 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Jane Soons 602
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
14 Friday 15:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 210
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
15 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Jane Soons 602
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
16 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 411
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
17 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 Psychology - Sociology 411
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
18 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 235
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
19 Friday 15:00 - 16:00 Jane Soons 602
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
20 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Jane Soons 602
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
21 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 235
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
22 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 Meremere 105 Lecture Theatre
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
23 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 Ernest Rutherford 260
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
24 Thursday 16:00 - 17:00 Jack Erskine 441
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
25 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Jane Soons 602
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
26 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 Jane Soons 602
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
27 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Ernest Rutherford 460 (18/7-22/8)
John Britten 117 HP Seminar Room (12/9-17/10)
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
28 Thursday 16:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 260
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
29 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 Psychology - Sociology 411
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
30 Friday 15:00 - 16:00 Online Delivery
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Optional A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00 E12
22 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
02 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 Rehua 009
22 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Examinations, Quizzes and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 19:00 - 20:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
12 Aug - 18 Aug
02 Monday 19:00 - 20:00 C2 Lecture Theatre
12 Aug - 18 Aug
03 Monday 19:00 - 20:00 C3 Lecture Theatre
12 Aug - 18 Aug
04 Monday 19:00 - 20:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
12 Aug - 18 Aug
05 Monday 19:00 - 20:00 A3 Lecture Theatre
12 Aug - 18 Aug
Test B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 19:00 - 20:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
23 Sep - 29 Sep
02 Monday 19:00 - 20:00 C2 Lecture Theatre
23 Sep - 29 Sep
03 Monday 19:00 - 20:00 C3 Lecture Theatre
23 Sep - 29 Sep
04 Monday 19:00 - 20:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
23 Sep - 29 Sep
05 Monday 19:00 - 20:00 A3 Lecture Theatre
23 Sep - 29 Sep

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Adrian McDonald

Lecturers

Martin Allen and Jenni Adams

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Final Exam 50%
Laboratory 10% Marks will be assigned based on lab book checkpoint marking and laboratory participation
Test A 15%
Test B 15%
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.


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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