PHYS101-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

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

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021

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.

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 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 10:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 4 Apr
3 May - 6 Jun
02 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 4 Apr
3 May - 6 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
02 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 28 Mar
26 Apr - 6 Jun
02 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 28 Mar
26 Apr - 6 Jun
Drop in Class A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 17:00 - 18:00 K1 Lecture Theatre
1 Mar - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
Drop in Class C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 15:00 - 16:00 Rehua 101 Lectorial
3 May - 9 May
Drop in Class D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 A5 Lecture Theatre
7 Jun - 13 Jun
Drop in Class E
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 A5 Lecture Theatre
7 Jun - 13 Jun
Drop in Class F
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 Beatrice Tinsley 111
14 Jun - 20 Jun
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 13:00 320 Physics Lab Space
Ernest Rutherford 319
22 Feb - 28 Feb
8 Mar - 14 Mar
22 Mar - 28 Mar
10 May - 16 May
24 May - 30 May
02 Monday 10:00 - 13:00 320 Physics Lab Space
Ernest Rutherford 319
1 Mar - 7 Mar
15 Mar - 21 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 9 May
17 May - 23 May
31 May - 6 Jun
03 Monday 14:00 - 17:00 320 Physics Lab Space
Ernest Rutherford 319
22 Feb - 28 Feb
8 Mar - 14 Mar
22 Mar - 28 Mar
10 May - 16 May
24 May - 30 May
04 Monday 14:00 - 17:00 320 Physics Lab Space
Ernest Rutherford 319
1 Mar - 7 Mar
15 Mar - 21 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 9 May
17 May - 23 May
31 May - 6 Jun
05 Tuesday 10:00 - 13:00 320 Physics Lab Space
Ernest Rutherford 319
22 Feb - 28 Feb
8 Mar - 14 Mar
22 Mar - 28 Mar
26 Apr - 2 May
10 May - 16 May
24 May - 30 May
06 Tuesday 10:00 - 13:00 320 Physics Lab Space
Ernest Rutherford 319
1 Mar - 7 Mar
15 Mar - 21 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 9 May
17 May - 23 May
31 May - 6 Jun
07 Tuesday 14:00 - 17:00 320 Physics Lab Space
Ernest Rutherford 319
22 Feb - 28 Feb
8 Mar - 14 Mar
22 Mar - 28 Mar
26 Apr - 2 May
10 May - 16 May
24 May - 30 May
08 Tuesday 14:00 - 17:00 320 Physics Lab Space
Ernest Rutherford 319
1 Mar - 7 Mar
15 Mar - 21 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 9 May
17 May - 23 May
31 May - 6 Jun
09 Wednesday 10:00 - 13:00 320 Physics Lab Space
Ernest Rutherford 319
22 Feb - 28 Feb
8 Mar - 14 Mar
22 Mar - 28 Mar
26 Apr - 2 May
10 May - 16 May
24 May - 30 May
10 Wednesday 10:00 - 13:00 320 Physics Lab Space
Ernest Rutherford 319
1 Mar - 7 Mar
15 Mar - 21 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 9 May
17 May - 23 May
31 May - 6 Jun
11 Wednesday 15:00 - 18:00 320 Physics Lab Space
Ernest Rutherford 319
22 Feb - 28 Feb
8 Mar - 14 Mar
22 Mar - 28 Mar
26 Apr - 2 May
10 May - 16 May
24 May - 30 May
12 Wednesday 15:00 - 18:00 320 Physics Lab Space
Ernest Rutherford 319
1 Mar - 7 Mar
15 Mar - 21 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 9 May
17 May - 23 May
31 May - 6 Jun
Optional A (Optional)
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
7 Jun - 13 Jun
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 101
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
02 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 111
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
03 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 121
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
04 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 244
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
05 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 101
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
06 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 111
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
07 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 121
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
08 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 244
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
09 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 101
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
10 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 111
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
11 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 121
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
12 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 244
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
13 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 101
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
14 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 111
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
15 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 121
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
16 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 244
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
17 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 101
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
18 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 111
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
19 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 121
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
20 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 244
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
21 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 101
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
22 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 111
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
23 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 121
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
24 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 244
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
25 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 101
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
26 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 111
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
27 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 121
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
28 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 244
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
29 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 441
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 19:00 - 21:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
15 Mar - 21 Mar
02 Wednesday 19:00 - 21:00 C2 Lecture Theatre
15 Mar - 21 Mar
03 Wednesday 19:00 - 21:00 C3 Lecture Theatre
15 Mar - 21 Mar
04 Wednesday 19:00 - 21:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
15 Mar - 21 Mar
05 Wednesday 19:00 - 21:00 A2 Lecture Theatre
15 Mar - 21 Mar
06 Wednesday 19:00 - 21:00 K1 Lecture Theatre
15 Mar - 21 Mar
07 Wednesday 19:00 - 21:00 A3 Lecture Theatre
15 Mar - 21 Mar
Test B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 19:00 - 21:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
10 May - 16 May
02 Monday 19:00 - 21:00 C2 Lecture Theatre
10 May - 16 May
03 Monday 19:00 - 21:00 C3 Lecture Theatre
10 May - 16 May
04 Monday 19:00 - 21:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
10 May - 16 May
05 Monday 19:00 - 21:00 A2 Lecture Theatre
10 May - 16 May
06 Monday 19:00 - 21:00 K1 Lecture Theatre
10 May - 16 May
07 Monday 19:00 - 21:00 A3 Lecture Theatre
10 May - 16 May

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Adrian McDonald

Lecturers

Simon Brown and Martin Allen

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 (prior to class) 5% 30 out of 36 for full marks
Term Test A 10% Week 4 (Monday 11th March )
Term Test B 10% Week 8 (Monday 29th April)
Tutorial 10% Marks for active participation and an 'honest attempt' at two of the assigned questions before the session.

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $910.00

International fee $4,438.00

* 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 on the department and colleges page .

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