PHYS101-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

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

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 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 12:00 - 13:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
02 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 A2 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
03 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 A5 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
02 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 C2 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
02 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 A2 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
03 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 A5 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Drop in Class A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 17:00 - 18:00 K1 Lecture Theatre
26 Jul - 1 Aug
Drop in Class B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 443
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 16:00 320 Physics Lab Space
Ernest Rutherford 319
19 Jul - 25 Jul
2 Aug - 8 Aug
16 Aug - 22 Aug
13 Sep - 19 Sep
27 Sep - 3 Oct
11 Oct - 17 Oct
02 Monday 13:00 - 16:00 320 Physics Lab Space
Ernest Rutherford 319
26 Jul - 1 Aug
9 Aug - 15 Aug
23 Aug - 29 Aug
20 Sep - 26 Sep
4 Oct - 10 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
03 Tuesday 13:00 - 16:00 320 Physics Lab Space
Ernest Rutherford 319
19 Jul - 25 Jul
2 Aug - 8 Aug
16 Aug - 22 Aug
13 Sep - 19 Sep
27 Sep - 3 Oct
11 Oct - 17 Oct
04 Tuesday 13:00 - 16:00 320 Physics Lab Space
Ernest Rutherford 319
26 Jul - 1 Aug
9 Aug - 15 Aug
23 Aug - 29 Aug
20 Sep - 26 Sep
4 Oct - 10 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
05 Wednesday 09:00 - 12:00 320 Physics Lab Space
Ernest Rutherford 319
19 Jul - 25 Jul
2 Aug - 8 Aug
16 Aug - 22 Aug
13 Sep - 19 Sep
27 Sep - 3 Oct
11 Oct - 17 Oct
06 Wednesday 13:00 - 16:00 320 Physics Lab Space
Ernest Rutherford 319
26 Jul - 1 Aug
9 Aug - 15 Aug
23 Aug - 29 Aug
20 Sep - 26 Sep
4 Oct - 10 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
07 Wednesday 13:00 - 16:00 320 Physics Lab Space
Ernest Rutherford 319
19 Jul - 25 Jul
2 Aug - 8 Aug
16 Aug - 22 Aug
13 Sep - 19 Sep
27 Sep - 3 Oct
11 Oct - 17 Oct
08 Thursday 13:00 - 16:00 320 Physics Lab Space
Ernest Rutherford 319
26 Jul - 1 Aug
9 Aug - 15 Aug
23 Aug - 29 Aug
20 Sep - 26 Sep
4 Oct - 10 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
09 Thursday 13:00 - 16:00 320 Physics Lab Space
Ernest Rutherford 319
19 Jul - 25 Jul
2 Aug - 8 Aug
16 Aug - 22 Aug
13 Sep - 19 Sep
27 Sep - 3 Oct
11 Oct - 17 Oct
10 Wednesday 09:00 - 12:00 320 Physics Lab Space
Ernest Rutherford 319
26 Jul - 1 Aug
9 Aug - 15 Aug
23 Aug - 29 Aug
20 Sep - 26 Sep
4 Oct - 10 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 101
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
02 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 111
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
03 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 121
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
04 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 315
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
05 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 101
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
06 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 111
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
07 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 121
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
08 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 315
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
09 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 101
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
10 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 111
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
11 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 445
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
12 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 244
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
13 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 340
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
14 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 Rehua 427 Technology Workshop
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
15 Friday 14:00 - 15:00 James Logie 105
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
16 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 Karl Popper 612
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
17 Thursday 16:00 - 17:00 Jack Erskine 121
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
18 Friday 16:00 - 17:00 Jack Erskine 244
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
19 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 James Logie 105
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
20 Friday 15:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 443
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
21 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 James Logie 105
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
22 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 James Logie 105
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
23 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 James Logie 105
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
24 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 441
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 19:00 - 20:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
9 Aug - 15 Aug
02 Thursday 19:00 - 20:00 C2 Lecture Theatre
9 Aug - 15 Aug
03 Thursday 19:00 - 20:00 C3 Lecture Theatre
9 Aug - 15 Aug
04 Thursday 19:00 - 20:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
9 Aug - 15 Aug
Test B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 19:00 - 20:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
27 Sep - 3 Oct
02 Monday 19:00 - 20:00 C2 Lecture Theatre
27 Sep - 3 Oct
03 Monday 19:00 - 20:00 C3 Lecture Theatre
27 Sep - 3 Oct
04 Monday 19:00 - 20:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
27 Sep - 3 Oct

Course Coordinator

Adrian McDonald

Lecturers

Simon Brown , Martin Allen and Alex Schuddeboom

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.


A satisfactory performance in the Exam is required for a passing grade in this course.

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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