PHYS101-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020

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

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020

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

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 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 17:00 - 18:00 K1 Lecture Theatre
13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 K1 Lecture Theatre
13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00 K1 Lecture Theatre
13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Drop in Class A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 17:00 - 18:00 Jack Erskine 340 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 319, 320 Physics Lab Space 27 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 4 Oct
12 Oct - 18 Oct
02 Monday 13:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 319, 320 Physics Lab Space 27 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 4 Oct
12 Oct - 18 Oct
03 Tuesday 08:00 - 11:00 Ernest Rutherford 319, 320 Physics Lab Space 27 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 4 Oct
12 Oct - 18 Oct
04 Wednesday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 319, 320 Physics Lab Space 27 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 4 Oct
12 Oct - 18 Oct
05 Friday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 319, 320 Physics Lab Space 27 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 4 Oct
12 Oct - 18 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 Psychology - Sociology 456 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
02 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 Psychology - Sociology 456 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
03 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 456 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
04 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Karl Popper 612 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
05 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Psychology - Sociology 210 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
06 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 441 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
07 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 456 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
08 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 456 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
09 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 456 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
10 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 Psychology - Sociology 456 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
11 Wednesday 17:00 - 18:00 Psychology - Sociology 456 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
12 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 456 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Final Exam 50%
Laboratory 15% 5% Lab book checkpoint marking; 10 % Two Laboratory reports assessment grade based on your highest marked attempt).
Electronic tests 5% Prior to class electronic tests (30 out of 36 for full marks).
Test A 10%
Test B 10%
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.

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $900.00

International fee $4,250.00

* 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.

All PHYS101 Occurrences