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
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Drop in Class A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Ernest Rutherford 141
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 14:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab
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 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab
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 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab
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 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab
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 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab
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 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab
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 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab
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 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab
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 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab
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 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab
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 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab
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 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab
22 Jul - 28 Jul
5 Aug - 11 Aug
19 Aug - 25 Aug
16 Sep - 22 Sep
30 Sep - 6 Oct
14 Oct - 20 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Jane Soons 602
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
02 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00 Jane Soons 602
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 09:00 - 10:00 Jane Soons 602
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
05 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 Jane Soons 602
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
06 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 Jane Soons 602
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
07 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 Jane Soons 602
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
08 Monday 09:00 - 10:00 Jane Soons 602
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
09 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 244
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
10 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 Jane Soons 602
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
11 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Jane Soons 602
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
12 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 Jane Soons 602
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 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 Jane Soons 602
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 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 Jane Soons 602
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
17 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 Jane Soons 602
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
18 Tuesday 16:00 - 17:00 Jane Soons 602
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
19 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 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 Monday 16:00 - 17:00 Jane Soons 602
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
22 Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00 Jane Soons 602
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
23 Monday 15:00 - 16:00 Jane Soons 602
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
24 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 Jane Soons 602
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

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Simon Brown

Lecturer

Martin Allen

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Final Exam 50%
Laboratory 10% Marks will be assigned based on lab book checkpoint marking and laboratory participation
Electronic tests 5% Prior to class electronic tests (30 out of 36 for full marks).
Test A 15%
Test B 15%
Tutorial 5% 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.

Course links

Library portal

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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