PHYS111-19S1 (C) Semester One 2019

Introductory Physics for Physical Sciences and Engineering

15 points
18 Feb 2019 - 23 Jun 2019

Description

Classical dynamics, oscillations, temperature and heat, D.C. circuits, geometrical optics and interference, nuclear physics.

PHYS111 can be taken as a stand-alone course, or by students who need to strengthen their background in physics before taking one or more of the advancing 100-level physics papers required for further study in physical sciences or engineering. Many of the topics covered in the course form part of the present high school physics syllabus, but will be reinforced and extended here in a more quantitative manner.

Syllabus
Term 1 : Dynamics
Motion in one and two dimensions; Newton's laws; work and energy; systems of particles and centre of mass; momentum; collisions; rotations; oscillations and waves.
Term 2 : Waves, Optics, Heat, Electricity and Nuclear Physics
Electromagnetic waves; polarization; reflection and refraction; lenses; light as a wave; electrical circuits; heat; the nucleus; the big bang.

Learning Outcomes

To learn the basic laws of physics AND to see that physics can be interesting and relevant to your daily experiences! PHYS111 is a Semester 1 course designed for students who do not have a strong background in Physics. Success in PHYS111 will give you a good foundation for PHYS101 (offered in Semester 1 and Semester 2). PHYS111 is a ‘non-calculus’ course but does assume previous knowledge of Physics and Mathematics. If you have no background in Physics or Mathematics then you will have to work hard to keep up.

Restrictions

Students who have been credited with any of PHYS101, PHYS102, PHYS113 or PHYS114 cannot subsequently be credited with PHYS111.

Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 16:00 - 17:00 C1 Lecture Theatre 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 C2 Lecture Theatre 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
02 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 C3 Lecture Theatre 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 16:00 - 17:00 C1 Lecture Theatre 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
Drop in Class A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 17:00 - 18:00 West 212 25 Feb - 31 Mar
29 Apr - 2 Jun
Drop in Class B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 14:00 - 16:00 West 213A 3 Jun - 9 Jun
02 Monday 12:00 - 15:00 West 213A 10 Jun - 16 Jun
Drop in Class C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 14:00 - 16:00 West 213A 3 Jun - 9 Jun
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 312 Physics Lab 25 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
02 Tuesday 13:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 312 Physics Lab 25 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
03 Wednesday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 312 Physics Lab 25 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
04 Wednesday 13:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 312 Physics Lab 25 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
05 Thursday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 312 Physics Lab 25 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
06 Thursday 13:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 312 Physics Lab 25 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
07 Friday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 312 Physics Lab 25 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
08 Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 312 Physics Lab 25 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 08:00 - 09:00 West 212 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
02 Thursday 08:00 - 09:00 West 213A 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
03 Thursday 08:00 - 09:00 West 214 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
04 Friday 16:00 - 17:00 West 212 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
05 Friday 16:00 - 17:00 West 213A 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
06 Friday 16:00 - 17:00 West 214 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
07 Friday 08:00 - 09:00 West 212 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
08 Friday 08:00 - 09:00 West 213A 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
09 Friday 08:00 - 09:00 West 214 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
10 Friday 15:00 - 16:00 West 212 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
11 Friday 15:00 - 16:00 West 213A 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
12 Friday 15:00 - 16:00 West 214 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 19:00 - 20:00 C1 Lecture Theatre 1 Apr - 7 Apr
02 Monday 19:00 - 20:00 C2 Lecture Theatre 1 Apr - 7 Apr

Timetable Note

Tutorials will be held in small groups on level 2 of the Physics and Astronomy building.

Satisfactory laboratory performance is a requirement for a pass in this course. Satisfactory performance is required in the production of laboratory reports and in tutorial preparation.  We also strongly recommend attendance at lectures and tutorials so that you are familiar with all the course content. All students must demonstrate that they can communicate clearly in written and verbal English. This can be demonstrated with a satisfactory performance in the University's Writing Assessment Programme test.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Mike Reid

Lecturer

Roger Reeves (Physics & Astronomy)

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Online problems 10% via WebAssign
Final Exam 50%
Laboratory work 15%
Term Test 20% 1 hour
Tutorial 5% Marks for active participation.


FINAL EXAMINATION

The final examination will be a three-hour written exam: date time place to be announced.  This will count 50% toward your final mark in the course. It tests your grasp of the lectures, problems done on-line and in tutorials, and reading material. Bring your own calculator. Calculators must be approved – look out for announcements on how to get this done.

To pass the course you must pass the final exam AND greater than 50% for the course overall.

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

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Knight, Jones and Field; College Physics: A Strategic Approach, Global Edition; 3e; Pearson Higher Ed USA, 2014 (http://www.pearsoned.co.nz/9781292057156 Students are required to purchase MyLab/Mastering Physics access to do the homework for this course).

Course links

Course and content (94KB)

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $883.00

International fee $4,000.00

* 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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