Spring 2018 - PHYS 141 D200

Studio Physics - Optics, Electricity and Magnetism (4)

Class Number: 1552

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    SUR 2975, Surrey

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 19, 2018
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Location: TBA

  • Prerequisites:

    PHYS 120 or PHYS 125 or PHYS 140, with a minimum grade of C- (or PHYS 101 with a minimum grade of 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 taught in an integrated lecture-laboratory environment. Topics include electricity, magnetism, simple circuits, optics and topics from applied physics. Students with credit for PHYS 126 or 121 or 102 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.

Grading

  • Final Exam 35%
  • Term Examinations (2) 30%
  • Activity Guide Entries 15%
  • Homework 10%
  • Practical Lab Exam 10%

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.

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.

Course Specific Fees: A Lab Fee of $40.80 is applicable to cover lab materials and supplies.

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

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS