PHYS111-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024

Introductory Physics for Physical Sciences and Engineering

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

An introductory physics course covering mechanics, oscillations, waves, D.C. circuits, geometrical optics, wave optics, nuclear physics.

PHYS111 can be taken as a stand-alone course, or by students who need to strengthen their background in physics before taking one or more of the advancing 100-level physics papers required for further study in physical sciences or engineering. Many of the topics covered in the course form part of the present high school physics syllabus, but will be reinforced and extended here in a more quantitative manner.

Syllabus
Term 1 : Dynamics
Motion in one and two dimensions; Newton's laws; work and energy; systems of particles and centre of mass; momentum; collisions; rotations; oscillations and waves.
Term 2 : Waves, Optics, Heat, Electricity and Nuclear Physics
Electromagnetic waves; polarization; reflection and refraction; lenses; light as a wave; electrical circuits; heat; the nucleus; the big bang.

Learning Outcomes

To learn the basic laws of physics AND to see that physics can be interesting and relevant to your daily experiences! PHYS111 is offered in both Semester 1 and 2, it is a course designed for students who do not have a strong background in Physics. Success in PHYS111 will give you a good foundation for PHYS101 (offered in Semester 1 and Semester 2). PHYS111 is a ‘non-calculus’ course but does assume previous knowledge of Physics and Mathematics. If you have no background in Physics or Mathematics then you will have to work hard to keep up.

Restrictions

Students who have been credited with any of PHYS101, PHYS102, PHYS113 or PHYS114 cannot subsequently be credited with PHYS111.

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Drop in Class A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 17:00 - 18:00 Rehua 005
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Drop in Class B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 17:00 - 18:00 Rata 222 & 223 Drawing Office
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 312 Physics Lab
26 Feb - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
29 Apr - 19 May
27 May - 2 Jun
02 Monday 14:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 312 Physics Lab
26 Feb - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
29 Apr - 19 May
27 May - 2 Jun
03 Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 312 Physics Lab
26 Feb - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
29 Apr - 19 May
27 May - 2 Jun
04 Tuesday 14:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 312 Physics Lab
26 Feb - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
29 Apr - 19 May
27 May - 2 Jun
05 Wednesday 14:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 312 Physics Lab
26 Feb - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
29 Apr - 19 May
27 May - 2 Jun
06 Thursday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 312 Physics Lab
26 Feb - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
29 Apr - 19 May
27 May - 2 Jun
07 Friday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 312 Physics Lab
26 Feb - 17 Mar
22 Apr - 19 May
27 May - 2 Jun
08 Wednesday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 312 Physics Lab
26 Feb - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
29 Apr - 19 May
27 May - 2 Jun
09 Friday 13:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 312 Physics Lab
26 Feb - 17 Mar
22 Apr - 19 May
27 May - 2 Jun
Pals S
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 14:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 241
4 Mar - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
02 Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00 Puaka James Hight 388 Poutama (5/3-19/3)
Puaka James Hight 308 (26/3)
To Be Advised By Mentor (23/4-28/5)
4 Mar - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
03 Friday 10:00 - 12:00 To Be Advised By Mentor
4 Mar - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 340
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
02 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 340
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
03 Thursday 16:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 141
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
04 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 443
19 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
05 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 Meremere 526
19 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
06 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 F1 Lectorial
19 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
07 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Meremere 526
19 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
18 Mar - 24 Mar
02 Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00 A3 Lecture Theatre
18 Mar - 24 Mar
03 Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00 A6 Lecture Theatre
18 Mar - 24 Mar
04 Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00 A5 Lecture Theatre
18 Mar - 24 Mar
Test B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00 C3 Lecture Theatre
6 May - 12 May
02 Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00 C2 Lecture Theatre
6 May - 12 May
03 Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00 A5 Lecture Theatre
6 May - 12 May
04 Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00 Meremere 108 Lecture Theatre
6 May - 12 May

Timetable Note

Satisfactory laboratory performance is a requirement for a pass in this course.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Mike Reid

Lecturer

Roger Reeves

Lab Coordinator

Clifford Franklin

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Online assessment 5%
Final Exam 50%
Laboratory Work 10% 10% lab book checkpoint marking; 5% for best of two lab reports
Term Tests 30% 2 x 1 hour
Tutorial Assessment 5% Marks for active participation.


A 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.

Previous years exam papers are downloadable from the library website and available on Learn.

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

PP Urone and others; College Physics 2e ; Second Edition;

College Physics, Second Edition. PP Urone  and others.  Available for free online

Notes

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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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