Spring 2022 - PHYS 101 D100

Physics for the Life Sciences I (3)

Class Number: 1065

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    SSCB 9201, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Feb 3, 2022
    6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby

    Mar 10, 2022
    6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    RCB IMAGTH, 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

 

Grading

  • Homework 20%
  • Tutorials 10%
  • Midterms 30%
  • Final exam 40%

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

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, within one week of the final exam schedule being posted.

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 SPRING 2022

Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this 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 spring 2022 term.