Spring 2021 - PHYS 120 D100
Mechanics and Modern Physics (3)
Class Number: 1712
Delivery Method: Remote
Course Times + Location:
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
1 778 782-4879
1 778 782-7271
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. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 132.
A general calculus-based introduction to mechanics. Topics include translational and rotational motion, momentum, energy, gravitation, and selected topics in modern physics. Students with credit for PHYS 101, 125 or 140 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.
Motion in one, two and three dimensions. Newton's laws and applications, work, energy, momentum, collisions, circular motion, gravitation, and relativity. Rotational motion, torque, angular momentum. Special relativity.
Lectures will be synchronous and interactive with an asynchronous learning component. Lectures notes will be posted on Canvas. Tutorials will be synchronous and interactive.
Exam #1 and Exam #2 will be synchronous, during class time (dates to be announced).
Exam #3 will be synchronous, date to be announced.
Homework will include an online component and written assignments.
- Homework 17%
- Tutorials, iClicker questions and other activities 13%
- Midterm exams 30%
- Final Exams 40%
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Required:SaplingPlus for Physics for Scientists and Engineers (Single-Term Access) & iClicker Reef Polling (Six-Months Access; Standalone) (ISBN: 9781319369149)
*Link to purchase e-books: www.sfu.ca/bookstore/ebooks
*Computer and internet access required
*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.
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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-782-3112).