Fall 2021 - PHYS 101 D100

Physics for the Life Sciences I (3)

Class Number: 1793

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, 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 or 157; BISC 100 or 101 or 102. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 132.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Force and motion, conservation of energy and momentum, fluids, properties of soft matter and thermal physics with applications taken from the life sciences. Students with credit for PHYS 120, 125 or 140 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

COURSE DETAILS:

Topics:
1. Review of linear kinematics and dynamics
2. Friction and viscous drag; drag forces in cells
3. Work and energy; mechanical work in the cell
4. Rotational dynamics; flagellar torques
5. Problem-solving in statics
6. Oscillations; standing and traveling waves
7. Wave power; human hearing
8. Introduction to fluids; buoyancy
9. Fluid flow and viscosity
10. Random walks; diffusion; macromolecular sizes
11. Kinetic theory of gases
12. Properties of materials, including cell components
13. Introductory thermodynamics

Course delivery:
Lecture: synchronous (lectures will be held at fixed times, on-line)
Tutorial: in-person
Midterms: in-person
Final exam (1): in-person, date: TBA

Grading

  • Homework 30%
  • Tutorials 10%
  • Midterms 30%
  • Final exam 30%

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Required Text:
Achieve for College Physics (1-term and 2-term options available)
Link to purchase ebook: www.sfu.ca/bookstore/ebooks

Computer resources:

  • Access to a computer with audio and webcam is required
  • Must be able to upload scanned written homework and exam work
  • Access to high speed Internet is required

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:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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

TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2021

Teaching at SFU in fall 2021 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with approximately 70 to 80 per cent of classes in person/on campus, with safety plans in place.  Whether your course will be in-person or through remote methods will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the fall 2021 term.