PHYS101-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

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

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023

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.

Prerequisites

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 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
02 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
02 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
02 Friday 14:00 - 15:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Drop in Class A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 A6 Lecture Theatre
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
02 Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00 E14 Lecture Theatre
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
03 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 E14 Lecture Theatre
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
04 Friday 15:00 - 16:00 E14 Lecture Theatre
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 13:00 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab
20 Feb - 26 Feb
6 Mar - 12 Mar
20 Mar - 26 Mar
24 Apr - 30 Apr
8 May - 14 May
22 May - 28 May
02 Monday 14:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab
20 Feb - 26 Feb
6 Mar - 12 Mar
20 Mar - 26 Mar
24 Apr - 30 Apr
8 May - 14 May
22 May - 28 May
03 Tuesday 14:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab
20 Feb - 26 Feb
6 Mar - 12 Mar
20 Mar - 26 Mar
24 Apr - 30 Apr
8 May - 14 May
22 May - 28 May
04 Wednesday 14:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab
20 Feb - 26 Feb
6 Mar - 12 Mar
20 Mar - 26 Mar
24 Apr - 30 Apr
8 May - 14 May
22 May - 28 May
05 Thursday 10:00 - 13:00 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab
20 Feb - 26 Feb
6 Mar - 12 Mar
20 Mar - 26 Mar
24 Apr - 30 Apr
8 May - 14 May
22 May - 28 May
06 Thursday 14:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab
20 Feb - 26 Feb
6 Mar - 12 Mar
20 Mar - 26 Mar
24 Apr - 30 Apr
8 May - 14 May
22 May - 28 May
07 Monday 10:00 - 13:00 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab
27 Feb - 5 Mar
13 Mar - 19 Mar
27 Mar - 2 Apr
1 May - 7 May
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
08 Monday 14:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab
27 Feb - 5 Mar
13 Mar - 19 Mar
27 Mar - 2 Apr
1 May - 7 May
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
09 Tuesday 14:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab
27 Feb - 5 Mar
13 Mar - 19 Mar
27 Mar - 2 Apr
1 May - 7 May
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
10 Wednesday 14:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab
27 Feb - 5 Mar
13 Mar - 19 Mar
27 Mar - 2 Apr
1 May - 7 May
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
11 Thursday 10:00 - 13:00 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab
27 Feb - 5 Mar
13 Mar - 19 Mar
27 Mar - 2 Apr
1 May - 7 May
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
12 Thursday 14:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 320 Physics Lab
27 Feb - 5 Mar
13 Mar - 19 Mar
27 Mar - 2 Apr
1 May - 7 May
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
PALS S
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 251
6 Mar - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
02 Wednesday 17:00 - 19:00 Psychology - Sociology 413
6 Mar - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
03 Friday 12:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 413
6 Mar - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Jane Soons 602
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
02 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Ernest Rutherford 260
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
03 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 210
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
04 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 235
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
05 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 235
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
06 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Jane Soons 602
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
07 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 210
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
08 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 260
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
09 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Jane Soons 602
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
10 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Beatrice Tinsley 112
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
11 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 235
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
12 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 210
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
13 Thursday 16:00 - 17:00 Psychology - Sociology 210
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
14 Thursday 16:00 - 17:00 Jack Erskine 235
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
15 Thursday 16:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 460
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
16 Thursday 16:00 - 17:00 Jane Soons 602
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
17 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 Jane Soons 602
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
18 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 235
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
19 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 340
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
20 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 Ernest Rutherford 260
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
21 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 Jane Soons 602
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
22 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 Ernest Rutherford 260
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
23 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 441
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
24 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 Psychology - Sociology 252 Lecture Theatre
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
25 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 235
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
26 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 441
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
27 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 Ernest Rutherford 260
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
28 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 Jane Soons 602
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
29 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 242
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
30 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 E13
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 18:30 - 19:30 C2 Lecture Theatre
20 Mar - 26 Mar
02 Wednesday 18:30 - 19:30 A2 Lecture Theatre
20 Mar - 26 Mar
03 Wednesday 18:30 - 19:30 C3 Lecture Theatre
20 Mar - 26 Mar
04 Wednesday 18:30 - 19:30 C1 Lecture Theatre
20 Mar - 26 Mar
05 Wednesday 18:30 - 19:30 A1 Lecture Theatre
20 Mar - 26 Mar
Test B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 18:30 - 20:30 A1 Lecture Theatre
8 May - 14 May
02 Thursday 18:30 - 20:30 C1 Lecture Theatre
8 May - 14 May
03 Thursday 18:30 - 20:30 C2 Lecture Theatre
8 May - 14 May
04 Thursday 18:30 - 20:30 C3 Lecture Theatre
8 May - 14 May
05 Thursday 18:30 - 20:30 A3 Lecture Theatre
8 May - 14 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/laboratory participation; 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 5
Term Test B 10% Week 9
Tutorial 10% Marks will be assigned for BOTH active participation in your tutorial stream AND for answers submitted before your tutorial stream to a subset of the assigned tutorial questions. The maximum grade can be achieved for participation in 10 out of the 12 sessions. Pre-tutorial work in Week 1 will be accepted after the session.

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $951.00

International fee $4,750.00

* 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 departments and faculties page .

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