Summer 2023 - PHYS 101 D100
Physics for the Life Sciences I (3)
Class Number: 1291
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Jun 22, 2023
6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
Aug 15, 2023
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
1 778 782-4369
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.
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.
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
- In-class Participation 10%
- Tutorial group work 5%
- Assignments (Achieve and Written Homework Assignments) 15%
- Two Midterms (20% each) 40%
- Final Exam 30%
The grading scheme mentioned here is tentative and subject change at the discretion of the professor.
This class will not make use of iClickers.
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Achieve for College Physics (1-term and 2-term options available)
Link to purchase ebook: www.sfu.ca/bookstore/ebooks
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.
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.
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
Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the semester are encouraged to assess their needs as soon as possible and review the Multifaith religious accommodations website. The page outlines ways they begin working toward an accommodation and ensure solutions can be reached in a timely fashion.