Spring 2019 - PHYS 120 D100

Mechanics and Modern Physics (3)

Class Number: 1056

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    AQ 3181, Burnaby

    We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    AQ 3181, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 24, 2019
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    SSCC 9001, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    BC Principles of Physics 12 or PHYS 100 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C-. This prerequisite may be waived, at the discretion of the department, as determined by the student's performance on a regularly scheduled PHYS 100 final exam. Please consult the physics advisor for further details. Corequisite: MATH 150 or 151 or 154 must precede or be taken concurrently.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

A general calculus-based introduction to mechanics. Topics include translational and rotational motion, momentum, energy, gravitation, and selected topics in modern physics. Students with credit for PHYS 101, 125 or 140 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

COURSE DETAILS:

Motion in one, two and three dimensions. Newton's laws and applications, work, energy, momentum, collisions, circular motion, gravitation, and relativity.  Rotational motion, torque, angular momentum. Special relativity.

Grading

  • Tutorials/Written Assignments 15%
  • FlipIt Physics 5%
  • i-Clicker questions 5%
  • Midterm Exam 30%
  • Final Exam 45%

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Physics-For Scientists and Engineers Vol. 1 (Tipler) 6th edition, Flipit/Sapling Access Code and iclicker.
Flipit/Sapling Access Code and iclicker are required. Textbook (Tipler) is an option for the students.

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://www.sfu.ca/students/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