# Fall 2017 - PHYS 100 D100

## Overview

• #### Course Times + Location:

Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby

• #### Exam Times + Location:

Oct 3, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
Location: TBA

Nov 7, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
Location: TBA

Dec 8, 2017
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
SSCC 9000, Burnaby

Dec 8, 2017
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby

• #### Instructor:

Simon Watkins
simonw@sfu.ca
1 778 782-5763
• #### Prerequisites:

BC Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) or MATH 100 (may be taken concurrently). BC Physics 11 (or equivalent) is recommended.

## Description

#### CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

For students without Physics 12 (or equivalent) to prepare for further physics courses. Primarily kinematics and dynamics, with an introduction to geometric optics and electrostatics. Students who have obtained a grade of C+ or better in BC high school Physics 12 (or its equivalent) or who have taken any further physics course normally may not take PHYS 100 for credit.

#### COURSE DETAILS:

 Content Course-Level Educational Goals 1. Introduction: what is physics; units, scalars, vectors             2. Motion along a straight line             3. Newton’s laws of motion             4. Forces and motion in one and two dimensions             5. Motion at the earth’s surface             6. Kinetic and potential energy             7. Gravitational force             8. Collisions: the transfer of momentum and kinetic energy   9. Optional topics selected from: -       Power and world energy use    -       Electrostatics Ray Optics On completion of this course, students should be able to: 1.     Demonstrate the ability to apply mathematical concepts from prerequisite courses (such as area; volume; proportional reasoning; basic algebra, including solving two equations in two unknowns; fractions; basic trigonometry; and radian units for angles) to physics problems; 2.     Resolve vectors into components; add and subtract vectors graphically and analytically; use vectors to find relative motion; 3.     Describe linear motion in terms of position, displacement, velocity and acceleration; 4.     Relate the change in velocity to centripetal acceleration for the case of uniform circular motion; 5.     Predict an object’s future motion graphically and analytically based on its current state of motion ○      for constant acceleration in one and two dimensions, including projectile motion, and ○      for uniform circular motion; 6.   Use Newton’s laws of motion to predict the future motion of an object, and be able to ○      Determine the net force using free-body diagrams; ○      Find the apparent weight of an object; and ○      Solve applications involving common forces, such as a spring force, tension, normal force, friction, and gravity; 7.  Solve problems using the work-energy theorem and conservation of mechanical energy; 8.  Distinguish between conservative and nonconservative forces; and9.  Use the laws of conservation of momentum and energy to predict the results of collisions between objects for motion restricted in one dimension. PHYS 100 (or Physics 12) is a pre-requisite for PHYS 101, PHYS 120, PHYS 125 and PHYS 140.

• Clicker questions 5%
• Assignments 10%
• Midterm tests 2x20%
• Final Exam 45%

## Materials

#### Required Materials:

i)OpenStax College Physics - SFU Version (available through Canvas)
ii) Sapling Learning Access Code
iii) iClicker

Sapling Access Code and iClicker are available at the SFU Bookstore.