Spring 2021 - PHYS 121 D100

Optics, Electricity and Magnetism (3)

Class Number: 1689

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

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

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Feb 4, 2021
    6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

    Mar 11, 2021
    6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

    Apr 25, 2021
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    PHYS 120 or 125 or 140, with a minimum grade of C-, or PHYS 101 with a minimum grade of B. Corequisite: MATH 152 or 155. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 133.

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:

Electromagnetic waves and Optics.  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


Course delivery:

Lectures will be synchronous and interactive with an asynchronous learning component. Lectures notes will be posted on Canvas.

Tutorials will be synchronous and interactive.

In-class tests (dates to be announced) will be synchronous, during class time.

Final exam will be synchronous, date to be announced.

Homework will have an online component and written problems posted on Canvas. Students will upload their answers.

All testing will be invigilated via video monitoring. Details to be provided prior to testing.

Grading

  • In-class participation 10%
  • Tutorial group work 5%
  • Assignments 25%
  • In-class tests & Exam 60%

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

SaplingPlus for Physics for Scientists and Engineers (Single-Term Access) & iClicker Reef Polling (Six-Months Access; Standalone)

*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

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:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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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 SPRING 2021

Teaching at SFU in spring 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges 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. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).