Spring 2018 - PHYS 121 D100

Optics, Electricity and Magnetism (3)

Class Number: 1529

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    AQ 3182, Burnaby

    We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby

    Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 15, 2018
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Location: TBA

  • Prerequisites:

    PHYS 120 or 125 or 140 (or PHYS 101 with a grade of A or B). Corequisite: MATH 152 or 155 must precede or be taken concurrently.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

A general calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics. Topics include electricity, magnetism, simple circuits, optics and topics from applied physics. Students with credit for PHYS 102, 126 or 141 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

COURSE DETAILS:

Light waves, reflection, refraction, geometrical optics, interference, diffraction.  Electric force, electric field, electrostatic potential.  Capacitance, dielectrics, currents, DC circuits.  Magnetic field, Biot-Savart Law, Ampere’s Law, charge motion in electric and magnetic fields, torque on a current loop, Faraday's Law, electrical generators and motors, inductance, LCR circuits.

Topics:

1.     Electricity

2.     Magnetism                                   

3.     Simple circuits

4.     Optics

5.     Topics from applied physics

Grading

  • Online homework 10%
  • Written assignments 5%
  • i-Clicker activities 5%
  • Midterm exams 40(2x20%)%
  • Final Exam 40%

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Physics-For Scientists and Engineers Vol. 2 (Tipler) 6th edtition, Flipit Access Code and iclicker.
Flipit Access Code and iclicker are required. Textbook (Tipler) is an option for the students.

INSTRUCTOR NOTES:

Students who cannot write their exam during the course's scheduled exam time must request accommodation from their instructor in writing, clearly stating the reason for this request, before the end of the first week of classes.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Students who cannot write their exam during the course's scheduled exam time must request accommodation from their instructor in writing, clearly stating the reason for this request, before the end of the first week of classes.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://students.sfu.ca/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

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