PHYS101-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

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

15 points
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018

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.

Summary of the Course Content

The topics covered in this course are:
• 
Laws of Motion, motion in 1 and 2D dimensions
• Energy of systems, kinetic and potential energy, work, power
• Dynamics of particles, momentum and collisions
• Conservation Laws
• Rotational motion, angular momentum, rotational kinematics. Moment of inertia and torque

• Fluid statics and dynamics
• Oscillations and simple harmonic motion, the pendulum
• Wave motion – travelling and standing waves
• Thermal physics including thermal expansion and heat transfer
• Thermodynamic cycles and laws of Thermodynamics
• Heat engines and the Carnot cycle

• Electrostatics – charge, field, potential, dielectrics
• Electric current – model for resistance. Character of metals, semiconductors, superconductors.
• Magnetic fields and forces, electric motors.  Electromagnetic induction, power generation.

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.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Pre-requisites

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 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 C1 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 C1 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 C1 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Drop in Class A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 C2 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Drop in Class B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 16:00 - 17:00 A4 Lecture Theatre 6 Aug - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Drop in Class C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 031 Lecture Theatre 30 Jul - 5 Aug
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 14:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 319, 320 Physics Lab Space 30 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 7 Oct
02 Wednesday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 319, 320 Physics Lab Space 30 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 7 Oct
03 Wednesday 13:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 319, 320 Physics Lab Space 30 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 7 Oct
04 Monday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 319, 320 Physics Lab Space 30 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 7 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 17:00 - 18:00 West 212 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Thursday 17:00 - 18:00 West 213A 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
03 Thursday 08:00 - 09:00 West 212 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
04 Thursday 08:00 - 09:00 West 214 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
05 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 141 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
06 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 140 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
07 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 West 214 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
08 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 West 212 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
09 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 West 213A 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
10 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 West 212 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
11 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 West 212 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 18:30 - 19:30 K1 Lecture Theatre 6 Aug - 12 Aug
02 Monday 18:30 - 19:30 C1 Lecture Theatre 6 Aug - 12 Aug
Test B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 18:30 - 19:30 K1 Lecture Theatre 24 Sep - 30 Sep
02 Monday 18:30 - 19:30 A1 Lecture Theatre 24 Sep - 30 Sep

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Adrian McDonald

Lecturers

Martin Allen and Simon Brown

Assessment

To pass the course you must score at least 40% on the final exam AND 50% for the course overall.  Note also that satisfactory performance in the laboratory work is required to pass the course as a whole.

If you score between 40% and 50% on the final exam the maximum grade you can be allocated is R. Note that this is not a progressing grade i.e. you would not be able to use PHYS101 as a prerequisite for any other course, including 1st Pro Engineering or Second Year Physics.

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

Textbooks

Required Texts

R. Serway, J.Jewett, K.Wilson, A. Wilson; Physics Volume 1 and 2; 1st Edition; Cengage Learning Australia Pty Limited, 2013.

Notes

100-level physics course information

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $937.00

International fee $5,125.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see School of Physical & Chemical Sciences on the department and colleges page.

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