Spring 2022 - PHYS 133 LA03

Physics Laboratory II (1)

Class Number: 1180

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 2:30 PM – 6:20 PM
    SSCP 9412, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    PHYS 132 or 140 or ENSC 120 (no substitutions), with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: PHYS 102 or 121 or 126.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Introduction to experimental physics with an emphasis on measurement and experimental design. Includes elementary experiments in electromagnetism and optics designed to support and enrich conceptual learning. Students with credit for PHYS 141 may not take PHYS 133 for further credit. Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course involves 9 4-hour lab sessions.
 
Lab experiments will cover:
·      Comparing experimental data to theoretical predictions using a variety of data analysis techniques, 
·      Planning and executing experiments to test theoretical predictions
 
The concepts that the experiments are based on include: 
·      Resistance and capacitance, 
·      Electric potential and field, 
·      DC and AC circuits, 
·      Magnetic fields and magnetic forces, and 
·      Optics: refraction, image formation and properties of light.

Grading

  • Prelab Assignments 10%
  • In-lab Assignments 90%

NOTES:

The course is currently scheduled for nine 4 hr lab periods. The first, introductory lab period reviews material covered in PHYS 132 and introduces students to equipment that will be used in PHYS 133. 

Students must complete all labs to complete the course.

Course specific fees: A Lab Fee of $5.41 is applicable.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

RECOMMENDED TEXTBOOK: 
MEASUREMENTS AND THEIR UNCERTAINTIES : A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO MODERN ERROR ANALYSIS, HUGHES/Oxford

Course Specific Fees: A Fee of $5.41 is applicable to cover materials and supplies.

 

 

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

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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.