PHYS111-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Introductory Physics for Physical Sciences and Engineering

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

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 offered in both Semester 1 and 2, it is a 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 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 A2 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 4 Apr
3 May - 6 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 17:00 - 18:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 17:00 - 18:00 A1 Lecture Theatre (24/2-3/3, 17/3, 31/3, 28/4-2/6)
C2 Lecture Theatre (10/3, 24/3)
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
Drop in Class A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 Rehua 102
1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 30 May
Drop in Class B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 17:00 - 18:00 Ernest Rutherford 141
1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 30 May
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 312 Physics Lab
1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 30 May
02 Tuesday 13:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 312 Physics Lab
1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 30 May
03 Wednesday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 312 Physics Lab
1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 30 May
04 Wednesday 13:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 312 Physics Lab
1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 30 May
05 Thursday 13:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 312 Physics Lab
1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 30 May
06 Friday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 312 Physics Lab
1 Mar - 28 Mar
3 May - 30 May
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 16:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 140
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
02 Friday 16:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 141
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
03 Friday 08:00 - 09:00 Ernest Rutherford 141
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
04 Friday 08:00 - 09:00 Ernest Rutherford 140
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
05 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 Rehua 005
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 19:00 - 21:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
15 Mar - 21 Mar
Test B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 19:00 - 21:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
10 May - 16 May

Timetable Note

Satisfactory laboratory performance is a requirement for a pass in this course.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Mike Reid

Lecturer

Roger Reeves

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Online problems 5%
Final Exam 55%
Laboratory work 15%
Term Tests 20% 2 x 1 hour
Tutorial 5% Marks for active participation.


FINAL EXAMINATION

The final examination will count 55% toward your final mark in the course.  It tests your grasp of the lectures, problems done on-line and in tutorials, and reading material.  A 40% mark in the exam and 50% overall is required to pass this course.  Bring your own calculator. Calculators must be approved – look out for announcements on how to get this done.

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

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Knight, Randall Dewey;Jones, Brian; Field, Stuart; College Physics: A Strategic Approach, Global Edition; Third, Global; Pearson Higher Ed USA, 2015.

Notes

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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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