Fall 2021 - PHYS 102 D100

Physics for the Life Sciences II (3)

Class Number: 1795

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Oct 7, 2021
    6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
    SSCC 9001, Burnaby

    Oct 28, 2021
    6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
    SSCC 9001, Burnaby

    Nov 18, 2021
    6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
    SSCB 9200, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    PHYS 101 or 120 or 125 or 140; MATH 150 or 151 or 154 or 157; both with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: BISC 100 or 101 or 102. Recommended Corequisites: MATH 152, 155 or 158; PHYS 133.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Waves and optics; electricity and magnetism; modern physics emphasizing radioactivity, with applications taken from the life sciences. Students with credit for PHYS 121, 126, or 141 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

COURSE DETAILS:

Topics:  
       
1.            Electrostatics: Forces and Fields         
2.            Electrostatics: Potentials         
3.            Direct Current Electricity         
4.            Circuits         
5.            Magnetism and Electromagnetic Induction         
6.            Electromagnetic radiation         
7.            The Propagation of Light         
8.            Geometrical Optics         
9.            Physical Optics         
10.          Nuclear physics         
11.          Radioactivity

Course delivery:
Lectures will be remote, synchronous and interactive, with an asynchronous learning component. Lecture slides and recordings will be posted online after each class.
Tutorials will be in-person.
Tests will be in-person on campus on Thursday evenings, 6:30-8:00 pm: Oct. 7, Oct. 28, Nov. 18.
Final exam will be in-person, date to be announced. 
Homework will have an online component and written problems posted on Canvas. Students will upload their answers.

Grading

  • In-class participation 10%
  • Tutorial group work 5%
  • Assignments 20%
  • In-class tests & Exam 65%

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Required Text:
Achieve for College Physics (1-Term Online)
*Link to purchase e-books: www.sfu.ca/bookstore/ebooks

Required computer resources:
• Reliable high-speed internet access
• Computer or tablet with webcam and microphone
• Ability to upload images or scans of written homework

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.