Fall 2020 - PHYS 102 D100

Physics for the Life Sciences II (3)

Class Number: 1016

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, 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 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. (Final exam period is Dec 9 -20)
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:

Required Text:
SaplingPlus for College Physics 2e (Single-Term Online) & iClicker Reef Polling (Six Month Access; Standalone) for Simon Fraser University (ISBN: 9781319410193)

**Ensure to purchase through this link to get lowest pricing:
Purchase e-text from Macmillan Learning here

(Do NOT purchase through the bookstore website, as special pricing is only available from publisher website).

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 2020

Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 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).