Fall 2024 - PHYS 120 D100

Mechanics and Modern Physics (3)

Class Number: 6812

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, Wed, Fri, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
    Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Oct 3, 2024
    Thu, 6:30–8:20 p.m.
    Location: TBA

    Nov 7, 2024
    Thu, 6:30–8:20 p.m.
    Location: TBA

  • 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.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

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.

COURSE DETAILS:

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.


Grading

  • Homework & Online Assignments 20%
  • Tutorials 10%
  • Tests 35%
  • Final Exam 35%

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Required:

-Achieve for Physics for Scientists and Engineers (one-term and two-term options available)
*Link to purchase e-books: 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.

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

RELIGIOUS ACCOMMODATION

Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the term 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.