Spring 2021 - PHYS 133 LA01

Physics Laboratory II (1)

Class Number: 1806

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, 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.

*Students will require an iOLab Wireless Lab System to complete this course. Systems will be distributed by the Department of Physics. A refundable $150 CAD equipment deposit will be charged to your Student Account. This amount will be refundable upon return of the lab system in good condition by the return deadline date.

Technology and software required

Computer and high-speed internet access. The iOLab device package, which comes with the device itself, the USB dongle to connect to the computer, and a small bag of 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, before the end of the first week of classes.

Registrar Notes:

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

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 (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).